UW, Wallace Aim To Defend Conference Titles
April 25, 2010
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Washington Husky men's golf team begins its Pac-10 Championship title defense on Monday at Karsten Golf Course, the home of the Arizona State Sun Devils. The three-day, 72-hole tournament runs April 26-28 and will feature 10 teams ranked nationally, nine of which are among the top-50.
Each team will consist of six players, five of which count towards their team's total each round. The field will play 36 holes tomorrow and 18 each of the next two days.
Of the 10 teams competing for the Conference Championship, nine are ranked in the top-50 according to Golfstat: No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Washington, No. 4 Oregon, No. 5 UCLA, No. 9 USC, No. 13 Arizona State, No. 23 Oregon State, No. 35 California and No. 45 Arizona. Washington State rounds out the Conference with a rank of 71.
Washington won the 2009 Pac-10 Championships held at the Seattle Golf Club by 18 strokes over Oregon. Darren Wallace won individual medalist honors at -11 and teammate Nick Taylor was second four-strokes behind at -7 for the tournament.
Both Taylor and Wallace will play as UW tries to defend its title, as will Richard Lee, who tied for 11th at last year's championship. Joining those three will be junior Kevin Spooner, and freshmen Chris Williams and Charlie Hughes.
Four Huskies have won Pac-10 individual titles throughout the years and the UW team has taken home five team titles. Washington has already won at Karsten Golf Course this season, rallying from 18-strokes down to win the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on April 3.
The Huskies are paired with UCLA and USC and will begin teeing off from the No. 1 tee box at 7:00 a.m.