Men's Golf Hits The Links At Stanford

April 15, 2009

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The University of Washington men's golf team heads to Stanford on Saturday for the U.S. Intercollegiate at the Stanford Golf Course.

As usual, the intercollegiate has drawn some of the top teams in the country, including five in Golfweek's team and individual top-25 rankings. Washington, ranked No. 8 by Golfweek, will look for its fourth team win in the final regular season tournament. The Huskies will bring the same starters that they've used the past four tournaments in Nick Taylor, Darren Wallace, Richard Lee, Tze Huang Choo and Chris Killmer. Freshman Jens Bracht will play as an individual.

The Huskies are coming off a respectable seventh-place showing at the United States Collegiate -- a tournament that featured the top 11 teams in the nation and 15 of the top 25 -- at the Golf Club of Georgia. Taylor, fresh off Pac-10 Player of the Month honors for March, has already enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in Husky golf history, earning medalist honors at the CordeValle Collegiate, the Hawai'i-Hilo Intercollegiate and the Oregon Duck Invitational. With one more top finish, the Washington junior will tie the career medalist mark with Brock Mackenzie at four.

But Taylor and the Dawgs will have to face a field that includes No. 21 Arizona State, Chico State, Northwestern, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Santa Clara, St. Andrews University, No. 4 Stanford, Washington State, California, UC Davis, UC Irvine, No. 18 UCLA, Oregon, No. 3 USC and No. 15 Texas. Rounds one and two will be played on Saturday, starting at 7:30 a.m., with the final round on Sunday. Live scoring will be available at

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