Men's Golf Kicks Off Spring Season In Hawai'i

Feb. 1, 2010

HILO, Hawai'i - The Washington men's golf team kick starts its 2010 spring season this week at the Hawai'i-Hilo Big Island Classic, hosted by the Univeristy of Hawai'i-Hilo at the Mauna Lani Resort North Course.

The three-day event features six of the top 10 and 11 of the top 20 Division I programs. Amongst the golfers are five of the top seven and 13 of the top-20 individuals in the collegiate ranks.

The Huskies, ranked No. 8 by GolfWeek, will be buoyed by a lineup of three seniors, a junior and a freshman. First-Team All-American Nick Taylor, the No. 4 ranked player in the nation, leads the way for Washington. He is joined in the lineup by senior classmates and fellow All-Americans Darren Wallace and Richard Lee. Tze Huang Choo and freshman Charlie Hughes round out the Husky lineup for the week.

Taylor is coming off a fall season that saw him record top-10 finishes in all five events he entereed. Lee had a nice fall too, recording a second-place finish at the Topy Cup and sixth place finish at the Western Refining College All-American Golf Classic.

Joining the Huskies in the talented field are No. 1 Oklahoma State, Stanford (2), Florida State (4), Arizona State (6), Texas Christian (7), Texas (8), Oregon State (13), UCLA (14), Georgia Tech (17), Texas Tech (19) and USC (21).

Play begins on Wednesday, Feb. 3 with a 2:30 PT shotgun start (12:30 Hawai'i time) and runs through Friday. will host live stats at

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