Low Scores Rule At Pac-10 Championships

April 26, 2010

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Husky men's golf team shot a blistering 20-under-par 690 in the first two rounds of the Pac-10 Championships at ASU's Karsten Golf Course on Monday, but that score wasn't even good enough to put them at the top three of the leaderboard. That honor goes to Stanford who was 33-under par, 11 strokes ahead of Arizona State and 12 shots better than USC (Stanford and ASU are still on the course).

'I have never seen anything like that before,' said Husky coach Matt Thurmond of the low scores. 'We shoot our best round of the season, but we're still eight strokes back. Stanford is playing some amazing golf right now, but we hung in there. We'll all come back tomorrow and give it another shot and see what happens.'

The morning round is where most of the players made their mark. Richard Lee led the Husky contingent with an 8-under 134 through 36 holes and is tied for fourth. He shot a 7-under-par 64 in the first round and followed that with a 1-under 70 in the afternoon.

Nick Taylor equaled Lee's first round 64 and followed that up with an even-par 71 in the late round. He sits in sixth place after two rounds.

Kevin Spooner was the only other Husky with a sub-70 first round, carding a 67 in the morning. He followed that with a 77 in the second round and is tied for 39th.

Freshmen Charlie Hughes and Chris Williams were the lone Dawgs to shoot better in the afternoon than in the morning. Williams was even after the morning but woke up with a 3-under 68 in the hotter later round. Hughes went 72 and 71 in his rounds.

Defending Pac-10 Champion Darren Wallace shot 1-over-par 72's in both rounds.

In all, the six Huskies combined for 53 birdies and one eagle (Wallace) on the day.

Jesper Kennegard from host Arizona State leads the individual race after shooting a -13 overall (63-).

More to come later.

Team Scoring
4. Washington, -20 (338-352-690)

Husky Individuals
T4. Richard Lee, -8 (64-70-134)
T6. Nick Taylor, -7 (64-71-135)
T21. Chris Williams, -3 (71-68-139)
T35. Charlie Hughes, +1 (72-71-143)
T39. Darren Wallace, +2 (72-72-144)
T39. Kevin Spooner, +2 (67-77-144)

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