Huskies Run Away With Duck Invite Title

March 24, 2009

EUGENE, Ore. -- Washington's Nick Taylor is having a record-setting season. The UW junior shot a 4-under 68 during the final round of the Oregon Duck Invitational to capture his third medalist honor of the 2008-09 season, besting the 78-player field on Tuesday.

With the win, Taylor set a new UW record by being the first golfer in school history to take three medalist honors in a season. Taylor passed Husky great Brock Mackenzie (2001-2004), who won two medalist honors during the 2001 season. Taylor won the CordeValle Collegiate in November and the Hawai'i-Hilo Invitational in February.

Taylor led the Huskies, which placed a trio of golfers in the top 10, to its third team victory of the season as well. The University of Washington men's golf team finished the tournament 5-under (285-296-278), by shooting a tournament-low round of 278 on the final day of competition. Second place was host Oregon, which was 10-over for the tournament.

Other Huskies finishing in the top 10 were Richard Lee and Darren Wallace. Lee, who started the day in 19th place, shot a 5-under 67 en route to third place, earning his seventh top-10 finish in eight collegiate tournaments this season. Wallace earned his second consecutive top-10 finish. Rounding out the Huskies lineup was Chris Killmer, who finished in a tie for 12th place at 4-over, and Tze Huang Choo, who finished tied for 20th place at 6-over. The Dawgs also brought three individuals. Jens Bracht finished at 15-over, Kevin Spooner was 17-over and Ty Chambers was 21-over.

Next up for these Dawgs is the United States Collegiate on April 5-7 at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta.

Team Standings
1. Washington 285-296-278 859
2. Oregon 286-304-284 874
3. Oregon State 292-296-291 879
4. Colorado 298-297-291 886
5. UC Davis 300-303-288 891
6. Pepperdine 303-290-300 893
7. Washington State 291-309-295 895
8. UAB 300-300-296 896
9. Idaho 299-304-296 899
10. Pacific 307-308-298 913
10. Portland 313-301-299 913
12. Utah 311-304-301 916
12. St. Mary's 304-309-303 916

Husky Finishers
Par 72
1. Nick Taylor 70-73-68 211
3. Richard Lee 75-73-67 215
10. Darren Wallace 70-75-74-219
12. Chris Killmer 73-78-69-220
20. Tze Huang Choo 72-75-75 222
53. Jens Bracht 81-74-76 231
66. Kevin Spooner 81-80-72 233
75. Ty Chambers 80-76-81 237

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