Men's Golf Completes Day One Of Collegiate Match Play Championship

Oct. 29, 2006

FORT WORTH, Texas- Washington men's golf completed the first day of action at the Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship at the Colonial Country Club, Sunday, regrouping after a tiebreak loss in the first round to Clemson (2-2-1) to defeat N.C. State (4-1) in the consolation second round.

The Huskies, seeded 12th, will face eighth-seed UNLV in the third round of the consolation bracket, Monday.

Versus Clemson, the Huskies got wins from Alex Prugh (one-up over Kyle Stanley) and Erik Olson (2 and 1 versus Ben Martin), but the match came down to a tiebreaker which gave Clemson the victory - winning 29 total holes to the Huskies' 20.

In the second round of the consolation bracket, the Huskies won four of the five matchups to down N.C. State - getting victories from Prugh, Zach Bixler, Nick Taylor and Olson. Prugh defeated Jerry Richardson, 5 and 4, Bixler edged Andrew Byrd 2 and 1, Taylor defeated Hertzog Landman, 7 and 6, and Olson defeated Adam Hogue, 5 and 3.

UNLV fell in the first round to No. 9 Duke, 3-1-1, but came back to defeat Arizona, 3-2-0, in the second round of the consolation bracket.

Collegiate Match Play Championship
Washington Results
First Round

(5) Clemson def. (12) Washington, 2-2-1*
Alex Prugh, Washington def. Kyle Stanley, Clemson, 1-up
Sam Saunders, Clemson halved Zach Bixler, Washington
Phillip Mollica, Clemson def. Nick Taylor, Washington, 3 and 2
Erik Olson, Washington def. Ben Martin, Clemson, 2 and 1
David May, Clemson def. Chris Killmer, Washington, 7 and 5
*Clemson wins total holes won tiebreaker, 29-20

Consolation Second Round
(12) Washington def. (13) NC State, 4-1
Alex Prugh, Washington def. Jerry Richardson, NC State, 5 and 4
Zach Bixler, Washington def. Andrew Byrd, NC State, 2 and 1
Nick Taylor, Washington def. Hertzog Landman, NC State, 7 and 6
Erik Olson, Washington def. Adam Hogue, NC State, 5 and 3
Garry Hill, NC State def. Chris Killmer, Washington, 6 and 5

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