Husky Men's Golfers Prepare to Host Invitational

Sept. 23, 2003

Seattle - The Washington men's golf team will host the Opus Northwest Husky Invitational Sept. 29-30 at Gold Mountain Golf Complex in Bremerton. The 54-hole tournament will take place on the par-72, 7,035-yard Olympic Course. Monday's play will include 36 holes of competition followed by the final round on Tuesday. The first groups will tee off at 7:30 a.m. each day.

Washington will defend its championship against a field that includes Brigham Young, California, Fresno State, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Washington State, Tohoku Fukushi (Japan) and UCLA.

The Huskies won the team title in 2001, the last year the event was held, by bettering Washington State by seven strokes. Using a play six, score-five format, Washington had rounds of 367, 362 and 370 for a 54-hole total of 1099. Husky senior Gordy Scutt took medalist honors with a 5-under total of 211.

The Husky Invitational will mark the first time this season three-time All-American Brock Mackenzie will play for the Huskies. Washington opened its season at the Topy Cup in Japan, finishing eighth overall behind Dan Potter's 12th-place showing. Mackenzie missed the Topy Cup while played for the United States team at the Walker Cup in England. While the U.S. lost to Great Britain and Ireland 12.5 to 11.5, Mackenzie won all three of his matches.

Tohoku Fukushi, the top college team in Japan, will be participating in this year's Husky Invitational after winning the Topy Cup by 12 strokes over second-place Duke.

Washington's lineup for the Husky Invitational will include Mackenzie, Potter, Corey and Alex Prugh, Cody Upham and Erik Olson.

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