Husky Golfers in Sixth at Tight NCAA Regional
May 16, 2002
Albuquerque, NM - The 14-ranked Washington men's golf team is in sixth place after the opening round of the NCAA West Regional Championship played at New Mexico's Championship Course. The Huskies shot 3-over 291 during their first-round of the 54-hole event. The top 10 teams from the tournament will advance to the NCAA Championships May 30-June 2 at Ohio State.
Texas leads a tightly-bunch field of 27 teams at 3-under 285. San Diego State is second at 289 and three teams, Fresno State, Minnesota and UNLV, are tied for third at 290. Just 10 strokes separate the second and 15th-place teams.
The Huskies were led by sophomore Brock Mackenzie and Dan Potter who both carded rounds of even par 72. Classmate Corey Prugh shot 1-over 73, junior John Robertson was 2-over 74 and Conner Robbins finished at 88. Mackenzie, Robertson and Prugh all recorded a birdie on their final holes to put the Huskies into contention for an NCAA berth.
Texas' Jason Hartwick stands atop the leaderboard with an opening score of 4-under 68. Mackenzie and Potter and tied for 18 while Prugh is 27th.
The second round of play takes place Friday and the tournament concludes Saturday.
In the other NCAA Regional championships, Clemson leads the East with an opening score of 2-under 286 while host Georgia Tech is second at 291. In the Central Regional, Oklahoma State holds a two stoke lead over Kansas, Oklahoma and TCU at 287.
NCAA West Regional Championships
New Mexico Golf Course
Par 72, 7,368 yards
1 Texas 285 2 San Diego State 289 3 Fresno State 290 3 Minnesota 290 3 UNLV 290 6 Washington 291 7 Arizona 292 7 Pepperdine 292 9 New Mexico 29310 Pacific 29410 Southern California 29412 Ohio State 29513 UCLA 29614 Texas Tech 29815 Nevada 29916 Oregon 30017 Brigham Young 30117 Illinois State 30119 Detroit Mercy 30219 Washington State 30221 Stanford 30322 Arizona State 30423 UC-Irvine 30724 California 30825 Central Conn. St. 31326 Colorado State 31427 IUPUI 315
18 Brock Mackenzie 72 18 Dan Potter 72 27 Corey Prugh 73 36 John Robertson 74140 Conner Robbins 88
1 Jason Hartwick, Texas 682 Jason Allred, Pepperdine 692 Brandon Askew, UNLV 692 David Morgan, Minnesota 695 Ricky Barnes, Arizona 705 Aaron Byers, Oregon 705 Jonathon Echols, Fresno State 705 Matt Hansen, Pacific 705 Dustin Smith, Fresno State 705 Justin Smith, Minnesota 705 Russell Surber, Texas 705 J.J. Wall, Texas 705 David Yarnes, Oregon State 70
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