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
Albuquerque, NM
Par 72, 7,368 yards

Team Results

 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

Washington Scores

 18 Brock Mackenzie	72 18 Dan Potter	     72 27 Corey Prugh	73 36 John Robertson	74140 Conner Robbins	88

Individual Leaders

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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