Huskies Return to the Course at the Amer Ari Invitational
SEATTLE – The University of Washington men's golf team returns to the course this week as it will compete at the 30th annual Amer Ari Invitational. The three-day event will take place Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 2-4, at the par-72, 6,875 yard Hapuna Golf Course in Waimea, Hawaii. The nine-team field will play 18 holes each day with a 5-count-4 scorecard daily.
Tournament: 30th Amer Ari Invitational
Where: Hapuna Golf Course, Waimea, Hawaii – Par 72, 6,875 yards
Teams: No. 12 Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Hawai'I Hilo, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Jose State, USC, Washington
Washington Lineup: Noah Woolsey, Robert Galligan, Jan Schneider, Teddy Lin, Henry Lee; Taehoon Song (individual)
Live Scoring: http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=21803
THE FIELD (GolfWeek Rankings): No. 12 Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Hawai'i Hilo, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Jose State, USC, Washington
THE LINEUP: The Huskies will play senior Noah Woolsey, freshman Robert Galligan, senior Jan Schneider, freshman Teddy Lin and senior Henry Lee. Additionally, freshman Taehoon Song will compete as an individual.
LAST TIME OUT: Washington opened the 2021 spring season at the Arizona Intercollegiate with a tie for 14th last week (Jan. 25-27). The Dawgs placed three in the top 35 as seniors Noah Woolsey, Jan Schneider and Henry Lee all tied for 34th at 9-over 222. Woolsey posted the team's best 18-hole score of 3-under 68 during the second round. Lee climbed 17 spots up the leaderboard during the final day as he posted an even-par 71, UW's best third round scorecard.
LAST SEASON'S SUCCESS: The Huskies made their name known on the national scene last season, moving up to as high as No. 11 in the nation with their performances. Washington only finished below third in one of eight events. They took home team championships at the Husky Invitational, the Old Town Intercollegiate, the Georgetown Intercollegiate and the Seminole Invitational. They also placed second at the Ka'anapali Collegiate and the Bandon Dunes Championship while finishing third at the Arizona Intercollegiate. Additionally, three different student-athletes brought home individual titles throughout the season.
WHAT'S BACK: The Huskies return the majority of the top of their lineup from a year ago in seniors Noah Woolsey, Jan Schneider and Henry Lee, who was given an extra year due to last season being cut short due to COVID-19. Additionally, Washington returns sophomores Petr Hruby and Nate Anderson. Woolsey, Lee and Schneider all won tournaments as individuals last season. Woolsey was on the PING All-American Honorable Mention Team and won three individual titles to lead the team.
WHO'S NEW: Washington welcomes three newcomers to the team this year in Teddy Lin, Taehoon Song and Robert Galligan. Lin, from New Taipei City, Taiwan, comes to the Dawgs after being ranked as high as 113 by the WAGR. Song, originally from South Korea, but competed at Anaheim Discovery Christian (California) won the AJGA Junior in April of 2019 and has been ranked as high as fifth in the AJGA rankings. Galligan crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland to join the UW squad. He was a standout member of the Irish Boys team and had success on the junior circuit in Ireland before coming over to the U.S.
SPRING SCHEDULE: Head coach Alan Murray's Huskies opened the spring campaign at the Arizona Intercollegiate before heading to Waimea, Hawaii to take part in the 30th Amer Ari Intercollegiate (Feb. 2-24). The Dawgs then will compete at the Gators Invitational (Feb. 12-14). Washington then goes to the Lamkin Invitational, March 8-9, hosted by San Diego State before taking on the Duck Invitational, March 22-23 in Eugene. Following The Goodwin, hosted by Stanford, March 25-27, Washington will close the regular season at the Western Intercollegiate, April 12-14 in Santa Cruz, California. The Pac-12 Championships will be played in Santa Rosa, California, April 26-28. Washington is hosting an NCAA Regionals Site at Tumble Creek Golf Club in Cle Elum, May 16-19.