Husky Men's Golf Team Travels to Cal

Oct. 13, 2002

Seattle - The Washington men's golf teams plays its second fall tournament in as many weeks when the Huskies travel to northern California for the Alister MacKenzie Invitational at the Meadow Club in Fairfax. The tournament, hosted by California, is a 54-hole format held Oct. 14-15.

The two-day, three-round tournament features 17 teams, including seven Pac-10 squads. Schools participating are California, Colorado, Fresno State, Long Beach State, Nevada, Northwestern, Oregon, Oregon State, Pacific, San Jose State, Stanford, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, USF, Washington and Washington State.

The 6,585-yard, par-71 Meadow Club golf course was designed in 1927 by Alister MacKenzie. MacKenzie, who is considered by many experts as one of the greatest golf course architects of all time, designed over 100 golf courses. Three of these golf courses are ranked in the world's Top 20 - Cypress Point (Pebble Beach, CA), Royal Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia) and Augusta National (Augusta, GA), site of the Masters. In addition to the Meadow Club and Cypress Point, MacKenzie designed two other California courses - Pasatiempo (Santa Cruz) and The Valley Club (Montecito).

This is the first collegiate event hosted in the Meadow Club's 75-year existence. The first round begins with 7:30 a.m. tee times on Monday, Oct. 14, with the second round scheduled for continuous play. The third and final round starts with 8 a.m. tee times on Tuesday, Oct. 15, followed by an awards ceremony at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Washington opened its season last week at the Ping/Golfweek Preview at Oklahoma State's Karsten Course, the site for the 2003 NCAA Championships. The Huskies finished ninth in the 15-team field at 45-over 909. Conner Robbins led the Huskies with a fifth place finish at 2-over 218. Washington is ranked 30th in this week's Golfweek Sagarin Performance Index.

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