Prugh Finishes Second in Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge
Oct. 26, 2004
Bandon, OR - Washington sophomore Alex Prugh shot 1-under 71 Tuesday to finish second at the inaugural Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge at Band Dunes in Bandon, Ore. Prugh posted a 36-hole score of 1-under 143 to place one shot behind Arizona State's Alejandro Canizares, the 2003 NCAA Champion.
Prugh's finish was his best as a collegiate and marked his third top-three finish in four tournaments this season. It was the fourth top-10 finish for Prugh in his career. He entered the event ranked 56th in the Golfweek standings.
Washington shot 14-over 302 during Tuesday's second round that began Monday but was halted due to heavy rains. The Huskies placed sixth in the 14-team field at 603. The tournament, originally scheduled for 54 holes, was reduced to a 36-hole format due to the weather.
Minnesota won a tiebreaker against USC to claim the championship trophy for the Big Ten. The Golden Gophers made up a 13-stroke deficit by carding a tournament low round of 292 to finish with the Trojans at 596.
In the conference challenge, the Pac-10 won the inaugural event with a combined score of plus-162 to the Big Ten's plus-191. Each conference counted its low six scores of each round to determine the challenge winner.
The Huskies conclude the fall portion of their schedule Nov. 14-16 at the National Collegiate Match Play Championship in Orlando, Fla.
Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge
Par 72, 7040 yards
1. Minnesota 304-292-596 1. USC 298-298-596 3. UCLA 291-307-598 4. Arizona State 296-305-601 5. Northwestern 298-304-602 6. Washington 301-302-603 7. Arizona 305-298-605 8. Penn State 307-297-607 9. Purdue 310-299-60910. Indiana 304-307-61111. California 304-311-61612. Oregon 310-310-62013. Michigan 310-312-62214. Illinois 312-316-628
Top Individuals 1. Alejandro Canizares, Arizona State 71-71-142 2. Alex Prugh, Washington 72-71-143 3. Taylor Wood, USC 71-73-144 4. Jeff Overton, Indiana 73-72-145 4. Bronson LaCassie, Minnesota 74-71-145 4. Peter Campbell, UCLA 73-72-145 7. Henry Liaw, Arizona 74-72-146 7. Chris Wilson, Northwestern 74-72-146 9. Tyler Ley, USC 74-73-14710. Garrett Chaussard, Illinois 74-74-148