Washington to Host the 2009 Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship
April 23, 2009
WHAT: The 50th annual Pacific-10 Conference Men’s Golf Championship.
WHEN: Monday-Wednesday, April 27-29, 2009
HOST: Washington will serve as the host for the 72-hole Championship.
Seattle Golf Club, Seattle, Wash. Par-72, 6,806 Yards
WHO: Men’s golf teams from all 10 institutions will compete for bragging rights at the 2009 Pac-10 Men’s Golf Championship.
ADMISSION: Admission to the 2009 Pacific-10 Men’s Golf Championship is free.
MEDIA CONTACT: Washington’s Travis Sherer will serve as the media contact for the 2009 Pac-10 Men’s Golf Championship. For media inquiries you can contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (206) 543-2230.
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SCHEDULE: A practice round will take place on Sunday, April 26 before the tournament beings on Monday morning. Tee times will be off No. 1 and No. 10 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday with the second round teeing off at 12:30 p.m. Tee times for Tuesday and Wednesday will begin at 8 a.m. with pairings decided by order of finish.
TEAM PAIRINGS: The team pairings and order of play for the first round are as follows:
Group 1 (1st Tee)
7:30 Stanford #6 , Arizona State #6 , Oregon #6
7:40 Stanford #5 , Arizona State #5 , Oregon #5
7:50 Stanford #4 , Arizona State #4 , Oregon #4
8:00 Stanford #3 , Arizona State #3 , Oregon #3
8:10 Stanford #2 , Arizona State #2 , Oregon #2
8:20 Stanford #1 , Arizona State #1 , Oregon #1
Group 2 (1st Tee)
8:30 Arizona #6, Washington #6, USC #6
8:40 Arizona #6, Washington #6, USC #6
8:50 Arizona #6, Washington #6, USC #6
9:00 Arizona #6, Washington #6, USC #6
9:10 Arizona #6, Washington #6, USC #6
9:20 Arizona #6, Washington #6, USC #6
Group 3 (10th Tee)
7:50 UCLA #6, California #6, Oregon State #6
8:00 California #5, Oregon State #5, Washington State #6
8:10 Oregon State #4, Washington State #5, UCLA #5
8:20 Washington State #4, UCLA #4, California #4
8:30 UCLA #3, California #3, Oregon State #3
8:40 California #2, Oregon State #2, WSU #3
8:50 Oregon State #1, Washington State #2, UCLA #2
9:00 Wasington State #1, UCLA #1, California #1
TOURNAMENT SCORING: The five individuals from each team with the lowest scores for any 18-hole round constitute the scoring members of the team for that given round. The team championship will be awarded to the squad with the lowest total combined score for all rounds.
LAST YEAR IN PAC-10 MEN’S GOLF
FAIRFAX, Calif. - In what proved to be the most dramatic round of the entire tournament, the 2008 Pac-10 Men’s Golf Championship belongs to Arizona State after a playoff round win over USC. Creighton Honeck of Arizona took the Individual Pac-10 title after beating Kevin Chappell of UCLA, also in a one-hole playoff round.
USC and Arizona State battled all day, with the two schools going back and forth for first place and finally tying at 3-under par. One playoff hole on the 18th was all it took for the Sun Devils (354-361-356-364) to win their first Pac-10 men’s golf title since 2000.
In an interesting Pac-10 connection, Arizona State head coach Randy Lein was the USC men’s golf coach when current Trojan coach Chris Zambri was there as a player. During the award ceremony, Coach Lein acknowledged the play of ASU’s only senior, Phil Telliard, noting that he was happy Telliard was able to end his collegiate career on a high point.
The individual leader competition was equally heated coming down the stretch with Honeck and Chappell tied at 3-under. In the sudden death playoff round on the 10th hole, Chappell teed off first and made par, then Honeck sank a birdie to win it. As a team, Arizona ended the tournament in sixth place after posting a 4-under par, the best outing of the day.
GOLFERS TO WATCH
USC’s Matthew Giles holds the No. 1 ranking in the nation according to Golfweek. The Aussie shot a career-low round of 63 in April at the U.S. Intercollegiate where he tied for fourth. With the second-lowest adjusted stroke average in the nation at 71.07, Giles has shot 17 rounds at par or better this season. The USC sophomore is also a contender for the Ben Hogan Award, which is presented annually to the best collegiate golfer in the nation.
Stanford sophomore Steve Ziegler won his first collegiate career individual title in February at the USC/Ashworth Collegiate Invitational. Ziegler carded a 9-under 204 after shooting a career-low tying round of 65 on the last day of competition. Ziegler was named the Golf World Player of the Week and the Pac-10 Golfer of the Month following his first-place performance. The sophomore is currently ranked ninth in the nation according to Golfweek.
Winning a Washington school-record fourth individual title this season, Husky Nick Taylor was named the Golf World Player of the Week for April 13-19 with his victory at the U.S. Intercollegiate. The junior shot a career-low 63 in the final round to secure the top spot after starting the day five back from the leader. Taylor, who ranked 12th by Golfweek, was also named the Pac-10 Golfer of the month for both November and March. Along with USC’s Giles, Taylor is a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award.
UCLA’s Erik Flores won co-medalist honors at the U.S. Collegiate Championships, the second individual victory of his career, in the beginning of April. Flores shot a season-low 65 in the first round, one stroke off his career-low of 64, to secure the victory. The senior holds a 72.69 scoring average through 26 rounds, with 7 of those rounds shot under par. Flores is ranked 15th nationally by Golfweek.