Prugh Shares Medalist Honors At Oregon Duck Invitational
March 27, 2007
EUGENE, Ore. -- Washington men's golfer Alex Prugh claimed a share of medalist honors at the Oregon Duck Invitational, carding a final round score of 2-under 70, Tuesday, to finish the tournament at 2-under 214. In the team race, the Huskies finished in a tie for sixth place with UCLA at 23-over 887.
Prugh, who took home his first career individual title, ended in a three-way tie atop the leaderboard with UCLA's Kevin Chappell and USC's Jamie Lovemark. The Husky senior carded scores of 4-under 68 and 4-over 76 in the first two rounds, Monday. It marks the third-straight year that a Washington golfer has claimed a share of medalist honors at the Oregon Duck Invitational as Joe Panzeri and James Lepp did so in 2006 and 2005, respectively.
The Huskies, who shot 8-over 296 in Tuesday's final round, ended up with two top-10 individual finishers. In addition to Prugh, sophomore Chris Killmer closed out the tournament shooting 1-under 71 and ended in a six-way tie for sixth place at 3-over 219. Killmer, a transfer from Cal State Bakersfield, notched the second Top-10 finish of his young Husky career.
USC won the team title by six strokes (4-over 868) and was followed by runner-up Oregon State (10-over 874). Arizona and the host Ducks tied for third at 11-over 875. The 12-team field included each Pac-10 team, as well as San Diego State and Pacific. Oregon will host the Pac-10 Championships, April 23-25, on the same course at the Eugene Country Club.
Washington's other competitors were freshman Nick Taylor (t-38th, 11-over 227), sophomore Kellen Eakin (t-49th, 14-over 230), senior Erik Olson (t-54th, 17-over 233) and sophomore John Wise (t-57th, 18-over 234).
Up next for the Huskies will be the Boilermaker Invitational hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., April 7-8.
Oregon Duck Invitational
Eugene Country Club
Host: University of Oregon
Par 72, 7033 yards
Team Leaderboard - Final1. USC 282-295-291-868, +42. Oregon State 287-292-295-874, +103. Arizona 290-300-285-875, +113. Oregon 287-293-295-875, +115. Stanford 300-297-283-880, +166. Washington 292-299-296-887, +236. UCLA 291-296-300-887, +238. Arizona State 294-296-299-889, +259. San Diego State 298-297-298-893, +2910. California 291-301-310-902, +3811. Washington State 303-295-309-907, +4312. Pacific 322-307-294-923, +59
Individual Leaderboard - Final1. Alex Prugh, Washington 68-76-70-214, -21. Kevin Chappell, UCLA 72-70-72-214, -21. Jamie Lovemark, USC 67-75-72-214, -24. Niklas Lemke, Arizona State 70-75-72-217, +15. Joshua Wooding, USC 72-76-70-218, +26. Josh Wilks, Arizona 73-77-69-219, +36. Derek Sipe, Oregon 76-72-71-219, +36. Chris Killmer, Washington 75-73-71-219, +36. Matthew Savage, Stanford 75-74-70-219, +36. Knut Borsheim, Arizona State 70-74-75-219, +36. Nathan Tyler, Arizona 74-72-73-219, +3
Washington ResultsT1. Alex Prugh 68-76-70-214, -2T6. Chris Killmer 74-73-71-219, +3T38. Nick Taylor 75-74-78-227, +11T49. Kellen Eakin 75-78-77-230, +14T54. Erik Olson 74-80-79-233, +17T57. John Wise 75-76-83-234, +18
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