Men's Golf Finishes Eighth At Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge

Oct. 24, 2006

BANDON, ORE. -- Washington men's golf finished eighth at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge that wrapped up at the Pacific Dunes Course in Bandon, Ore., Tuesday. The Huskies were led by top finisher, senior Alex Prugh who tied for 11th, shooting 12-over 225 over 54 holes.

Washington finished the tournament 58-over 910 overall, after carding a 24-over 308 in the final round. The Huskies finished one stroke behind seventh-place Minnesota (57-over 909) and three strokes behind sixth-place Michigan State (55-over 907). UCLA claimed the team victory (33-over 885) followed by USC (38-over 890) and Wisconsin (42-over 894).

Prugh started the day tied for third in the individual race but dropped to 11th after shooting seven-over 78 in the final round. He had carded rounds of two-over 73 and three-over 74 in the previous two rounds. He ended up 16 strokes behind medalist Jamie Lovemark from USC (four-under 209). Lovemark was the only player to finish the tournament under par, the next finisher was four-over 217, Daniel Im from UCLA.

UW junior Zach Bixler moved up in the standings with the best Husky round of the day, three-over 74. Bixler finished 13-over 226 overall, one stroke behind teammate Prugh. Freshman Nick Taylor ended the tournament 16-over 229 (74-74-81), senior Erik Olson finished 19-over 232 (78-79-75) and freshman Joel Dahmen was 24-over 237 (76-80-81).

In the conference challenge portion of the tournament, the Pac-10 defeated the Big Ten by 29 strokes, 4,488-4,517. The Pac-10 now leads the series 2-1, with both wins coming at the Bandon courses.

The Huskies have two more tournaments on tap this fall, the Callaway Collegiate Match Play in Forth Worth, Texas (Oct. 29-31) and the Corde Valle Classic hosted by UCLA (Nov. 6-7).

Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge
Pacific Dunes Course
Bandon, Ore.
Final Round
6,633-yards, Par 71

Team Standings -
1, UCLA, 284-310-291-885.
2, USC, 295-305-290-890.
3, Wisconsin, 300-296-298-894.
4, Northwestern, 300-306-292-898.
5, Stanford, 294-306-300-900.
6, Michigan State, 296-314-297-907.
7, Minnesota, 308-304-297-909.
8, Washington, 300-302-308-910.
9, Oregon, 305-314-292-911.
10, Indiana, 312-304-302-918.
11, Oregon State, 305-323-300-928.
12, Illinois, 303-322-307-932.

Top Individuals -
1, Jamie Lovemark, USC, 70-72-67-209
2, Daniel Im, UCLA, 71-76-70-217
3, Jeff Kaiser, Wisconsin, 75-70-73-218.
4, Jonathan Bowers, Northwestern, 74-73-75-222
T5, Matt Ma, Oregon, 73-75-76-224
T5, Jorge Campillo, Indiana, 75-76-73-224
T5, Josh Bramlett, Stanford, 72-77-75-224
T5, Erik Flores, UCLA, 70-77-77-224
T5, Kevin Chappell, UCLA, 72-80-72-224
T5, Matthew Savage, Stanford, 73-76-75-224

UW Individuals -
T11, Alex Prugh, UW, 73-74-78-225
T18, Zach Bixler, UW, 77-75-74-226
T28, Nick Taylor, UW, 74-74-81-229
T39, Erik Olson, UW, 78-79-75-232
T50, Joel Dahmen, UW, 76-80-81-237

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