Huskies Remain in Seventh Place at NCAA Golf Championships

May 18, 2001

Corvallis, OR - With just 18 holes remaining to be played, the Washington men's golf team is in a good position to make its third straight appearance at the NCAA Championships. The Huskies shot 13-over 301 on Friday at the Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis to stay in a three-way tie for seventh place at the NCAA West Regional Championships. The top 10 teams from the regional competition to will advance to the NCAA finals.

Husky sophomore John Robertson and freshman Brock Mackenzie both turned in 2-over par rounds of 74 to lead Washington on Friday. Robertson is in 16th place at the tournament with a two-day total of 1-over par 145. Mackenzie is tied with teammate Derek Berg for 33rd place at 188. Berg shot 78 on Friday.

Arizona State shot a torrid 11-under 277 to increase its lead to 18 strokes over second-place Arizona. The Sun Devils lead the tournament at 560. Arizona is second at 578, UC Irvine holds down third place at 580 while UCLA and Stanford are tied for fourth at 587, just four strokes ahead of the Huskies. Oregon State and Pacific are tied with Washington at 591.

Arizona State's Matt Jones shot 7-under 65 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead over teammate Jin Park in the race for medalist honors.

Washington freshmen Joey Ramos and Corey Prugh shot 77 and 76, respectively, to hold down 83rd and 103rd after the first 36 holes.

The final 18 holes of the championship will be played Saturday.

Note: Updated tournament results will be available later Friday evening.

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