Husky Men's Golf No. 6
Feb. 17, 2009
SEATTLE -- As the Huskies prepare for a second showdown with Pac-10 rival Southern California, the University of Washington men's golf team is enjoying a No. 6 ranking by Golfweek.
Two weeks ago, the Huskies placed second in the Hawai'i-Hilo Intercollegiate, moving them from No. 11 to No. 5. The University of Washington placed three golfers inside the top three at the island tournament with junior Nick Taylor (69-71-70-210) earning medalist honors. Juniors Richard Lee (68-70-71-212) and Chris Killmer (71-70-71-212) tied for third place. Such a showing is impressive regardless of the competition, but is especially notbale since six of the top 11 teams in the country were competing. The Hilo Intercollegiate was the Huskies' third top-three team finish out of five tournaments in the 2008-09 season.
In addition to the team's No. 6 overall ranking, the Huskies have achieved the unique accolade of suiting up three top-25 golfers. In fact, a trio as highly touted as these Husky juniors is hardly close to comparable as UW is one of only two schools to have three golfers ranked inside the top 40. Lee and Taylor have led the way for the Huskies this season and are ranked Nos. 17 and 18, respectively. Lee has finished in the top-10 in each of his five tournaments so far this season, with third-place finishes at both the Husky Invitational and the Hawai'i-Hilo Intercollegiate. Taylor has been the medalist in his last two tournaments, the CordeValle Collegiate and the Hawai'i-Hilo. Killmer, who won the Husky Invitational in September, is No. 21.
Both Killmer (September) and Taylor (November) have won Pac-10 Player of the Month honors so far this year, and Lee has been recognized as one of the conference's premier players.
The Huskies continue their season at the USC Collegiate on Feb. 23.