Men's Golf Finishes 8th at The Prestige to Close Fall Season

Nov. 7, 2000

PALM DESERT, CA - Led by a pair of freshmen, the Washington men's golf team finished eighth at The Prestige at Palm Desert, the Huskies' final tournament of the fall season. Washington's lineup of six golfers included four freshmen, led by Dan Potter and Brock Mackenzie who both finished in the top 20. Washington finished the tournament at 13-over 877, on the par-72, 7,056-yard Firecliff Course at the Desert Willow Resort. Northwestern shot a five-under 283 final round to win the tournament, finishing with 855, one stroke ahead of second-place Pepperdine.

The top three Husky finishers were all within three shots of each other. Potter finished in a tie for 15th place, carding a three-over 219 for the weekend, while Mackenzie was just one stroke back, placing 18th with four-over 220. Junior Gordy Scutt fired consecutive 76s after a first-round 69 to finish in a tie for 22nd with 221. Two other freshmen, Corey Prugh and Joey Ramos, finished tied for 41st with 224. Stanford's James Lee beat Pepperdine's Michael Beard in a playoff to win medalist honors after both carded six-under 210 through 54 holes.

The Prestige at Palm Desert
Firecliff Golf Course
Palm Desert, Calif.
Par 72, 7,065 yards

Team Results: 1. Northwestern 855, 2. Pepperdine 856, 3. Stanford 858, 4. UC-Irvine 867, 5t. Colorado and Vanderbilt 870, 7. UC-Santa Barbara 875, 8. Washington 877, 9. Oregon 879, 10. Pacific 882, 11. UCLA 888, 12. UC-Davis 889, 13. Rice 899, 14. UC-San Diego 920, 15. Yale 923.

Top Individuals: 1. James Lee (Stanford) 210*, 2. Michael Beard (Pepperdine) 210, 3t. Brandt Snedeker (Vanderbilt) and Tom Johnson (Northwestern) 211, 5t. Luke Donald (Northwestern) and Alex Rodger (Pepperdine) 212, 7.Philip Rowe (Stanford) 213, 8t. Jason Allred (Pepperdine) and Kane Webber (Colorado) 215, 10. Jeff Wood (UC-Santa Barbara) 216.*Playoff Winner

Husky Scores:15t. Dan Potter 219, 18t. Brock Mackenzie 220, 22t. Gordy Scutt 221, 41t. Joey Ramos and Corey Prugh 224, 57t. Conner Robbins 226.

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