U.S. Open Run Ends For Taylor, Rashell

June 13, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Washington sophomore Nick Taylor shot 4-over 75 and former former UW player Rob Rashell carded a scorching 1-under 70 during the second round of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course, Friday, but neither Husky was able to make the cut when the field was narrowed down to 80 players following the completion of 36 holes.

Rashell's stellar second-round effort was an 11-stroke improvement upon his opening round score, but at 9-over 151 missed the cut by just two shots. Rashell's round featured three birdies and two bogeys.

Not far behind Rashell at 10-over 152, Taylor missed making the cut by three strokes. On the second day, the Husky All-American sank one birdie, three bogies and one double-bogey. His 4-over 75 was a two-shot improvement upon his opening round effort.

Rashell tied for 92nd and Taylor was tied for 104th at the completion of the second round. Rashell was making his second U.S. Open appearance, while Taylor made his Open debut. The pair played the first two rounds in the same group.

Taylor was playing in the U.S. Open just two weeks after sharing runner-up honors at the 2008 NCAA Championships. He was named a PING honorable mention All-American and a PING All-Region selection this season.Rashell was a four-year letterwinner for the Huskies from 1996-99 and twice earned All-Pac-10 acclaim.

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