Huskies Fall Back At Isleworth
Oct. 26, 2009
WINDERMERE, Fla. - The No. 3 Husky men's golf team shot seven strokes better as a team in the second round of the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, but still find themselves 14th out of 15 schools. Washington collectively shot a 13-over-par 301 on Monday and are 33-shots over par total.
'One thing that is really tough is that this is such a foreign place for us,' explained Husky head coach Matt Thurmond from Orlando, where it was humid and around 90 degrees. 'It's like going and playing a tough road game in someone else's stadium. Playing on this Bermuda grass around the greens is tough and most of the shots were losing are chips around the green - stuff that back home we're great at.'
Nick Taylor had the best day of all the Huskies, carding a 1-over-par 73. He nearly made it into the clubhouse even, but bogeyed his 17th hole of the day to end to end his round in a tie for 27th.
Tze Huang Choo is even with Taylor after shooting a second-consecutive 3-over 75. His second round score was in danger of getting out of hand, but he birdied four of the final five holes to salvage a +3 for the day.
Richard Lee is tied for 39th at 9-over 153 overall. He shot a 4-over 76 on Monday.
Top-ranked Oklahoma State leads all teams at +4, 580, while Alabama's Bud Cauley leads the individual race at 5-under 139 overall.
Wednesday's final round will serve as Washington's last chance to regroup this fall. They will be off until they renew play in Hawai'i in February.