Dawgs Attempt To Defend U.S. Intercollegiate Title
April 10, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. -- The Husky men's golf team returns to the scene of its most dominating performance in school history this weekend - the U.S. Intercollegiate where they shot a UW record 804 over 54 holes last year. Washington will bring a lineup of seniors Nick Taylor, Darren Wallace, Richard Lee and Chris Killmer, plus freshman sensation Chris Williams to play in this year's version of the tournament at Stanford Golf Course.
Taylor is the defending tournament champion after he shot a 12-under-par 198 to lead the Huskies to a sweep of the top-three spots. Wallace finished one stroke behind Taylor and Tze Huang Choo was two strokes back. Taylor's 198 equaled James Lepp's school record for lowest gross score.
This year's 20 team field includes four other teams besides No. 3 Washington ranked in the top-10 by Golfstat, including No. 2 Stanford, No. 4 Oregon, No. 6 UCLA and No. 8 Arizona State.
Other teams in the field include California, Denver, Fresno State, Hawai'i, Lamar, Long Beach State, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Diego State, San Francisco, San Jose State, UC Davis, UC Irvine, USC and Washington State.
The medalist of this year's U.S. Intercollegiate will earn an automatic exemption into the 2010 Reno-Tahoe Open, which will take place from July 15-18 at the Montreux Golf & Country Club.
Washington came from 16 strokes behind two weeks ago to win the ASU Thunderbird Invitational by two strokes. They are using the exact same lineup this week in California. Williams finished regulation tied for first, but lost in a playoff. The Huskies have finished third or better in seven of their eight stroke-play tournaments this year.
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