Taylor Named PNGA Player Of The Year

Nov. 17, 2008

SEATTLE, Wash. -- UW junior Nick Taylor was honored by Pacific Northwest Golf Association as its 2008 Men's Player of the Year over the weekend.

The PNGA noted that Taylor's accomplishments this year put him head-and-shoulders above the other candidates. Taylor enjoyed a top-notch year in 2008, finishing second in the 2008 NCAA Championship, the NCAA West Regional and the World Amateur Team Championship. He also qualified for and played in the 2008 U.S. Open, finished third in the Pacific Coast Amateur and reached the round of 32 in the U.S. Amateur. After a successful 2007-08 collegiate season, Taylor was a Division I all-America Honorable Mention.

While technically still part of 2008, Taylor has started the Huskies' 2008-09 season off well, with a pair of top-10 finishes in three collegiate tournaments, including medalist honors in the CordeValle Collegiate -- his first Collegiate tournament victory -- from Nov. 3-5. Taylor is currently ranked No. 18 in the Golfweek Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings and No. 22 in the Golfweek Men's Individual College Ratings.

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