UW Men's Golf Team 18 Holes from NCAA Bid

May 21, 2004

Bend, OR - The Washington men's golf team is just 18 holes away from making a sixth consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships. The Huskies are tied for ninth place at the NCAA West Regional at the Crosswater Course at Sunriver in Bend, Ore. Washington shot 2-over 290 Friday and is tied with San Diego State at 7-over 583 after 36 holes of play. Washington was led by senior All-American Brock Mackenzie, who shot 1-under 71 for the second consecutive day.

Washington needs a top-10 finish at the regional to advance to the NCAA Championhips. The Huskies are the eighth seed at the touranment.

For the second day in a row, Washington failed to finish strong and improve its standing on the leaderboard. At one point during the round the Huskies were 8-under par. Washington freshman Alex Prugh posted five consecutive bogies to end his round after standing at 4-under through 13 holes. Mackenzie was at 3-under before suffering bogies on two of his final three holes. He is in 13th place entering Saturday's final round.

Alex Prugh was one of four Huskies to finish 1-over 73 during the second round. He is 1-over 145 throught 36 holes of play. Seniors Corey Prugh and Dan Potter are both 4-over 148 while freshman Erik Olson is at 5-over 149.

New Mexico, the number-nine seed, leads the field at 6-under 570. UCLA, the defending West Regional champion, is second at 5-under 571. Arizona State, BYU and Arizona are knotted at third at 1-under 575. California made the big charge during the second round, posting an 11-under 277 to climb from 21st to sixth.

Four players are tied for first at 5-under 139. That group includes BYU's Oscar Alvarez, UCLA's Travis Johnson and Henry Liaw and Chris Nallen of Arizona.

2004 NCAA West Regional Championship
Second Round Results
Crosswater at Sun River
Bend, OR

Team Leaders

 1  New Mexico            -6    284-286-570 2  UCLA                  -5    283-288-571 3  Arizona State         -1    286-289-575 3  Brigham Young         -1    286-289-575 3  Arizona               -1    288-287-575 6  Toledo                +2    286-292-578 6  California            +2    301-277-578 8  Southern California   +4    286-294-580 9  Washington            +7    293-290-583 9  San Diego State       +7    287-296-58311  Colorado State       +11    297-290-58712  Central Florida      +13    296-293-58913  Pepperdine           +14    292-298-59013  UC Riverside         +14    293-297-59014  UNLV                 +16    300-292-59217  Furman               +17    299-294-59312  UNC-Wilmington       +18    294-300-594

Individual Leaders

 1  Oscar Alvarez         Brigham Young    -5   69-70-139 1  Travis Johnson        UCLA             -5   66-73-139 1  Henry Liaw            Arizona          -5   71-68-139 1  Chris Nallen          Arizona          -5   71-68-139 5  Charlie Beljan        New Mexico       -4   74-66-140 5  Ryan Moore            UNLV             -4   69-71-140 5  Jesse Mueller         Arizona State.   -4   70-70-140 5  John Poucher          UCLA             -4   69-71-140 5  Peter Tomasulo        California       -4   72-68-14010  Justin Bertsch        Toledo           -3   68-73-14110  Alejandro Canizares   Arizona State    -3   70-71-14110  Spencer Levin         New Mexico       -3   69-72-14113  Chris Baryla          UTEP             -2   73-69-14213  Aaron Goldberg        San Diego State  -2   69-73-14213  Andreas Hoegberg      Cent. Florida    -2   72-70-14213  Brock Mackenzie       Washington       -2   71-71-14213  Scott Oxandaboure     USC              -2   70-72-14213  Taylor Wood           USC              -2   70-72-14219  Martin Laird          Colorado State   -1   72-71-14319  Brendan Steele        UC Riverside     -1   71-72-14321  Jay Choi              New Mexico        E   70-74-14421  Matt Davidson         Furman            E   72-72-14421  Jake Ellison          Brigham Young     E   74-70-14421  Brad Heaven           Toledo            E   70-74-14421  Barry Roof            Cent. Florida     E   70-74-144
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