Prugh in Second Place at Pacific Coast Amateur

Aug. 3, 2005

Bandon, OR - Washington junior Alex Prugh is in second place after 36 holes of play a the 39th Pacific Coast Amateur Championships. This year's tournament is being contested at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and has featured steady winds that have reached 30-40 mph.

Prugh, from Spokane, shot 2-under 70 Wednesday to post the low score for the round. After opening with a 72 he is two strokes off the lead at 2-over 142. BYU's Clay Ogden leads the tournament at 140. Ogden has rounds of 68 and 72.

Husky sophomore Joe Panzeri is 18th at 147 (72-75) while defending NCAA Champion James Lepp is tied for 30th at 149. Washington sophomore Zach Bixler had rounds of 80 and 74 for the first two days.

Prugh's score has helped to pace the Washington State Golf Association to a three-shot win in the annual Morse Cup Team Competition, held in conjunction with the first two rounds of the 72-hole championship. Washington's two-round total of 288 edged out Alberta GA and made it the fifth association to win back-to-back Morse Cup titles in the event's 39-year history.

Third round Thursday will be played on Pacific Dunes GC; the final round (Friday) will be played on Bandon Dunes GC. Individual scorecards may be found at

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