Huskies Shoot 13-Over 301 at First Round of NCAA Championships

May 30, 2001

Durham, NC - The Washington men's golf team got off to a slow start at the first day of play at the NCAA Golf Championships. The Huskies shot 13-over 301 at the 7,086-yard, par-72 Duke University Golf Course.

Complete scores and results will be available following the afternoon session of today's first round.

The Huskies were led by a trio of 2-over par performances. Freshmen Brock Mackenzie, and Joey Ramos and sophomore Derek Berg all turned in 74s on the first day of play. Sophomore John Robertson shot 79 and freshman Corey Prugh turned in a round of 80. Berg's score was his best at the NCAAs while Robertson's tied his best effort.

'At this level, you can afford only one high round and that 's what hurt us today,' says Husky coach O.D. Vincent. 'For the most part, we played very solid golf today, but we had a couple of stretches, and a couple of holes, that were troublesome. Thursday we'll start on the back nine, which is the most difficult part of the course, and try to make some sort of run. It will be a challenge, but all year this team has played progressively better during tournaments. We need to do that tomorrow.'

Only the top 15 teams, and top nine individuals not playing on those teams, advance to the final 36 holes of play. Last year Washington also shot 301 on the first day of competition and failed to qualify for the final two rounds with a two-day total of 613.

Washington Scores

Joey Ramos 38-36-74, Derek Berg 37-37-74, Brock Mackenzie 36-38-74, John Robertson 38-41-79 and Corey Prugh 41-39-80.

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