Fantastic Finish Earns Taylor Runner-Up Honors
Oct. 19, 2008
ADELAIDE, Australia -- UW junior Nick Taylor shot a 4-under final round on Saturday to jump five spots in the standings and finish the World Amateur Team Championship in a tie for second place.
After the first two days of competition this week, Taylor was 1-under par before having third and fourth rounds of 4-under and 3-under respectively to make a run at the top finisher Ricki Fowler (U.S.), who won with a 10-under score over four rounds. Taylor tied for second with Callum Macaulay of Scotland.
Taylor (73-71-68-70) shot a 32 in his first nine holes, including an eagle on the 517-yard 17th to be 4-under while making the turn. Originally from Abbotsford, B.C., Taylor was one of three players chosen to represent Canada at this week's tournament, which was played in Adelaide, Australia. He was his country's top finisher, leading Canada to a ninth place finish out of 65 teams, with a combined 2-over score (146-144-142-148-580).
UW sophomore Tze Huang Choo represented his homeland of Singapore in Australia this week as well. Choo finished tied for 69th plaace with an 11-over score for the tournament (72-77-73-79). Singapore ended the championship in 26th place.
Taylor, who finished runner-up at the 2008 NCAA Men's Championship, has started this year off in form, recording a top-10 and a top-20 finish in two UW tournaments. The Huksies next play on Nov. 3 at the CordeValle Collegiate.