Huskies Move Up To 13th At Southern Highlands Collegiate

March 10, 2007

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Competing against one of the toughest fields it will see all season, 31st-ranked Washington men's golf moved up one spot to 13th after the second round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship, Saturday. As a team, the Huskies shot 17-over 305 in the second round and will enter Sunday's final 18 holes at 28-over 604 overall.

UW's upperclassmen continued to lead the way, with senior Alex Prugh and junior Zach Bixler carding rounds of 3-over 75 in the second round after doing so in the first round, Friday. Prugh and Bixler are tied for 32nd in the individual standings at 6-over 150 overall. Senior Erik Olson is just one stroke behind his teammates at 7-over 151. Olson shot a 6-over 78 in the second round, faltering a bit after carding a 1-over 73 in the first round.

Rounding out Washington's lineup, freshman Nick Taylor shot a 5-over 77 for the second straight round and is tied for 56th at 10-over 154. Sophomore John Wise sits in 75th place at 14-over 158 (76-82).

No. 3 Georgia leapfrogged No. 13 UCLA after the second round and leads the team face by seven strokes (8-over 584). The Bruins sit in second-place at 11-over 587 and No. 2 Florida is in third place at 15-over 591.

Four players are tied for the individual lead at 3-under 141 - Georgia Tech's Roberto Castro, Florida's Billy Horschel, UCLA's Lucas Lee and Texas A&M's Martin Piller.

Host UNLV turned in the best round of the day, catapulting from 15th into a tie for sixth in the team standings after shooting 3-over 291 on Saturday.

The tournament wraps up with the final round, Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m. PST.

2007 Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship
Las Vegas, Nev.
Southern Highlands Golf Club
Host: UNLV
Par 72, 7,510 yards

Team Leaderboard - Through Second Round1. Georgia				285-299-584 (+8)2. UCLA				282-305-587 (+11)3. Florida				291-300-591 (+15)4. Arizona				293-299-592 (+16)4. Texas A&M				293-299-592 (+16)6. Clemson				297-296-593 (+17)6. UNLV				302-291-593 (+17)6. Georgia Tech				286-307-593 (+17)9. Minnesota				292-303-595 (+19)10. Oklahoma State			295-301-596 (+20)11. Wake Forest			296-301-597 (+21)12. Arizona State			290-311-601 (+25)13. Washington			299-305-604 (+28)14. Kentucky				294-311-605 (+29)15. Texas				298-312-610 (+34)

Individual Leaderboard - Through Second Round1. Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech 70-71-141 (-3)1. Billy Horschel, Florida 69-72-141 (-3)1. Lucas Lee, UCLA 69-72-141 (-3)1. Martin Piller, Texas A&M 67-74-141 (-3)5. Brett Kanda, UNLV 74-69-143 (-1)5. Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech 73-70-143 (-1)7. Chris Kirk, Georgia 68-76-144 (E)7. Nilas Lemke, Arizona State 72-72-144 (E)7. Pete Oriol, Arizona 71-73-144 (E)10. Bronson LaCassie, Minnesota 71-74-145 (+1)10. Brendon Todd, Georgia 68-77-145 (+1)10. Alex Volpenhein, Kentucky 70-75-145 (+1)

Washington ResultsT32. Zach Bixler 75-75-150 (+6)T32. Alex Prugh 75-75-150 (+6)T37. Erik Olson 73-78-151 (+7)T56. Nick Taylor 77-77-154 (+10)75. John Wise 81-83-164 (+20)

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