Prugh Wins Pacific Coast Amateur

Aug. 5, 2005

Bandon, OR - Washington junior golfer Alex Prugh of Spokane shot 3-under 69 Friday to come from behind and win the 39th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Prugh joined his older brother, Corey, who won in 2001, as the only brothers to win the prestigious title.

Prugh shot 5-under 281 (72-70-70-69) during the 72-hole event. He finished three shots ahead of UNLV's Andres Gonzales of Olympia, Wash., who was the medalist in last week's Western Amateur, and four strokes better than U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Clay Ogden of BYU, who had led after each of the first three rounds.

'It was kind of a mediocre round today,' said Prugh after his round. 'I didn't hit the ball all that well but I didn't get into trouble and made a lot of six-to-seven foot par putts.'

The victory was Prugh's second of the summer. Earlier this year he won the Washington State Amateur.

Husky senior James Lepp, who won the event in 2003, tied for 13th at 294 (72-77-68-77). UW sophomore Joe Panzeri shared 13th place (72-75-72-75) while junior Erik Olson shot 296 along with sophomore Zach Bixler.

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