Huskies Conclude Round 2, Set for 3
May 16, 2009
ALVATON, Ky. -- Nick Taylor and the Huskies both hold onto their position atop the leader board at the NCAA Central Regional after the conclusion of the second round on Saturday.
The second round was suspended Friday night until early this morning, due to a rain and lightening storm that postponed play twice for roughly two hours apiece. Nevertheless, Washington, which is sitting at 6-under, finished the round even as a team with 570. Second place in the 14-team tournament is Pac-10 rival UCLA at 1-over. Taylor, who has already set the Huskies record for most medals earned in a season with four, will try to become Washington's all-time leader. The Husky junior leads the field by three strokes, sitting at 7-under, with one round left to play this afternoon to become the first UW player to win a regional. Taylor carded the highest individual regional finish for a Husky in 2008 as a runner-up.
Taylor leads a group of four Huskies that are inside the top 15, with Chris Killmer and Pac-10 Champion Darren Wallace tied for 8th place at 1-over (145), and Richard Lee tied for 14th place at 2-over (146). Should the Dawgs hold onto the lead, they will become the second Washington team to win a regional (2002).
The final round is already underway at the Club at Olde Stone. Live scoring is available on Golfstat.com.
1. Washington 282-288 570
2. UCLA 292-285 577
3. Georgia Tech 585
4. Louisville 296-293 589
4. Ohio State 300-289 589
4. North Carolina State 294-295 589
7. Duke 298-292 590
8. Mississippi 296-299 595
9. Middle Tennessee State 310-287 597
10. Vanderbilt 305-294 599
11. East Tennessee State 299-301 600
12. Cleveland State 308-305 613
13. Austin Peay State 315-320 635
14. Bucknell 317-319 636