Taylor Ranked No. 1 Amatuer Golfer

June 23, 2009

SEATTLE -- For a second-consecutive week, Washington Husky golfer Nick Taylor is the No. 1 player in the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) released on Tuesday.

Taylor, from Abbottsford, B.C., claimed the top spot on June 16 after winning his U.S. Open qualifying sectional at Suncadia early last week. After his stellar showing at the U.S. Open, he further cemented his position in the rankings.

Taylor has 1277.78 points this week, while American Morgan Hoffmann is second with 1246.88 points.

Taylor was the top-finishing amatuer at last weekends U.S. Open at 6-over 286. He shot a second-round 5-under 65, equaling the best round in Open history by an amatuer.

Taylor is on the heels of one of the best golf campaigns in Washington history. He won four tournaments and took home a slew of awards: PING All-American, Pac-10 Player of the Year and a semifinalist's nod for the Hogan Award.

The WAGR system ranks the top Amateur Golfers in the world on the basis of their average performance in counting events on a rolling cycle over the previous 52 weeks. For more information on the World Amatuer Golf Rankings, visit www.wagr.randa.org.

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