Husky Men Ninth After Two Rounds At Mizzou Tiger Classic

April 7, 2008

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Led by sophomore Nick Taylor, Washington men's golf finished the first two rounds of the first annual UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic in ninth place, Monday.

Washington opened the day with a first-round score of 22-over 310, but came back nicely in the afternoon round with an improved tally of 11-over 299. The Huskies are 33-over 609 overall heading into Tuesday's final round.

Taylor, the Huskies' top finisher in three of the last four tournaments, is tied for 18th on the individual leaderboard at 4-over 148. Taylor carded a 3-over 75 in the morning and like most of his teammates, improved that score with a 1-over 73 the second time around the course.

The other four Huskies finished the first day within two strokes of each other. Senior Zach Bixler is tied for 41st at 10-over 54 after shooting 6-over 78 and 4-over 76. Freshman Tze Huang Choo and sophomore Darren Wallace are tied for 43rd (11-over 155) and junior John Wise is tied for 47th (12-over 156).

Indiana has an eight-stroke lead in the team race sitting at even-par 576 and is followed by Arkansas at 8-over 584. Indiana's Jorge Campillo also leads the individual leaderboard at 6-under 138. He has a four-shot lead over Arkansas' Andrew Landry (2-under 142).

The final round of the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic tees off with a shotgun start at 6 a.m. PT on Tuesday.

UMB-Bank Mizzou Tiger Classic
Columbia, Mo., The Club at Old Hawthorne
Par 72, 6,204 yards

9. Washington 310-299-609 (+33)
T18. Nick Taylor 75-73-148 (+4)
T41. Zach Bixler 78-76-154 (+10)
T43. Tze Huang Choo 81-74-155 (+11)
T43. Darren Wallace 77-78-155 (+11)
T47. John Wise 80-76-156 (+12)

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