Husky Men's Golf Team Hosts Fall Invitational

Sept. 27, 2001

Seattle - Fresh off a second-place finish at the Vandal Classic, the Washington men's golf team will play host to its annual fall tournament Oct. 1 and 2 at the highly-regarded Gold Mountain Golf Complex. The 10-team field will compete on the par-72, 7,035-yard Olympic Course.

Gold Mountain was ranked among Golf Magazine's Top 100 'Courses You Can Play' in both 1998 and 1999. Golf Digest ranked the Olympic Course the third best in Washington.

This year's Husky Invitational field includes Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, California, Stanford, Nevada, Colorado, Pepperdine and Georgia Southern.

The format for the tournament calls for 36 holes of play on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. Tee times start at 7:30 a.m. both days. The tournament features six-man teams with the best five scores going toward the team scoring.

Pepperdine returns as the Husky Invitational defending champions. The Wave turned in a three-round total of 1103 last year to better Oregon by five strokes for the team title. Washington was third at 1115.

Oregon's John Ellis one a one-hole playoff against Washington's Joey Ramos for medalist honors. Both players turned in 54-hole totals of 217.

Washington senior Gordy Scutt hopes to pick up where he left off last weekend when he won medalist honors at the Vandal Classic. Scutt, playing as an independent, turned in rounds of 71, 66 and 66 for a 10-under total of 203. Scutt's 54-hole score set a Husky record, bettering the old mark that Troy Kelly set in 1999 by five strokes.

Scutt hopes to rebound from a poor junior season that saw his stroke average rise to 76.4. He failed to make the Huskies' roster for the NCAA Championships.

Washington's Corey Prugh was fourth overall at the Vandal Classic with a 4-under score of 209. Huskies Brock Mackenzie and Conner Robbins each carded scores of 210 to tie for sixth. John Robertson was ninth at 211 while Dan Potter was tied for 57th at 225.

Husky Invitational
First-Round Pairings

1st Hole
7:30 a.m. Stanford and California
8:18 a.m. Georgia Southern and Washington
9:06 a.m. Pepperdine and Oregon

10th Hole
7:54 a.m. Colorado and Nevada
8:42 a.m. Washington State and Oregon State

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