Taylor Named Golf World POW

April 22, 2009

SEATTLE, Wash. -- University of Washington junior Nick Taylor can add another accolade to an already impressive season, as he was named Golf World's Player of the Week for his exemplary play between April 13-19.

Taylor shot a school-record 12-under 198 to bring home medalist honors for the Dawgs at the U.S. Intercollegiate. As a team, the Huskies turned in the best tournament performance in program history, shooting a 36-under 806, and Taylor was in the forefront. At the start of the final round at Stanford Golf Course, Taylor trailed by five strokes. He then shot a career-low, 7-under 63 to secure the top spot on the leader board.

Thus far this season, Taylor has won four medalist honors -- a school record -- along with twice been named Pac-10 Player of the Month (November, March). Earlier this year, he has won the CordeValle Collegiate (November), Hawai'i-Hilo Invitational (February) and Oregon Duck Invitational (March). Also, Taylor has been named a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, which is annually given college golf's most dominant player.

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