Husky Golfers Open Second Half of Season in Hawaii

Feb. 10, 2004

Seattle - The Washington men's golf team opens the second half of its season this week when the Huskies participate at the Taylor Made Big Island Classic, hosted by the University of Hawaii-Hilo at the Waikoloa Resort. It marks Washington's first competition since placing ninth at The Prestige on Nov. 4. This year the Huskies are looking to make a sixth straight appearance at the NCAA Championships.

The field for the Taylor Made Big Island Classic includes Nevada, Oklahoma, UCLA, Georgia Tech, USC, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Arkansas, Texas Tech, TCU, Stanford, Pepperdine, Oregon State, Arizona State, Tulsa, Oregon, UC Davis.

Washington's lineup for the tournament will include Brock Mackenzie, Dan Potter, Erik Olson, Alex Prugh and Corey Prugh. Mackenzie is currently ranked 13th in the nation and led the Huskies in the fall with a 69.92 stroke average in four events. He was Washington's top finisher at the Husky Invitational (first) and The Nelson (fourth). Mackenzie needs to play six more rounds to become Washington's all-time leader in career rounds played. He already owns all five of Washington's other golf records.

Potter finished the fall with a 72.66 stroke average and was Washington's top place-finisher at The Topy Cup (12th) and The Prestige (20th). Olson had a 72.88 stroke average in three events while Alex Prugh averaged 73.25 as the only freshman to play in all four tournaments. Corey Prugh had a 75.44 scoring average.

Last year Washington tied for third at the Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate. The Huskies turned in rounds of 295, 272 and 282 to finish 13 strokes behind UCLA. Mackenzie led Washington at the event with a fourth-place finish. He had rounds of 74, 66 and 68 to place six shots behind TCU's Adam Meyer.

Washington's next tournament is March 3-4 at the Cleveland Classic held at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.

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