Taylor Third After Two Rounds

Nov. 4, 2008

SAN MARTIN, Wash. -- The 10th ranked Huskies shot a collective 367 on Tuesday to move from fifth into third place going into the final round of competition at the CordeValle Collegiate.

Leading the collegiate is Southern California, which is at 1-under (357-362-719) for the tournament and owns an 18-stroke lead over second place Stanford (+18) and 19 over the UW (+19, 372-367-739). Leading the individual standings is USC's Tim Sluiter at 4-under.

'If it weren't for USC playing so well, we'd feel pretty good about our day,' said UW head coach Matt Thurmond. 'But they are just playing really well on a tough course with windy conditions.'

The Huskies are led by junior Nick Taylor, who is 1-under (71-71-142) for the Collegiate, after posting his first under-par score this week. Also, junior Richard Lee is tied for 13th place with a score of 2-over (72-74-146). Lee will look to extend his streak of top 10 finishes to four during Wednesday's final round, which starts at 9:12 a.m. for Washington.

'We're playing pretty well right now. To have your highest score be a 76 against tough competition and a tough course is pretty good,' Thurmond said.

Other Husky finishers are Chris Killmer and Kevin Spooner, who are tied at 27th place at 6-over. Darren Wallace (+7) is 29th with a two-day total of 151 and Tze Huang Choo is tied for 49th with a 154.

Live scoring of Wednesday's action is available on golfstat.com.

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