Huskies in Sixth Heading into Final Round of Amer Ari Invitational
WAIMEA, Hawaii – The University of Washington Men's Golf team sits in sixth place after the second round of the 30th annual Amer Ari Invitational held at Hapuna Golf Course. The Dawgs have a two-round score of 14-over 590 (285-305) and were led by senior Noah Woolsey who is tied for fifth at 5-under 139.
"Today was disappointing and the wind picked up on the back nine so it was very challenging overall and we just didn't play well enough," said head coach Alan Murray. "Noah didn't necessarily have his best day but he continues to show the level of elite player that he is. It was just very tough conditions and with three freshmen playing, two in the lineup, it was a new experience for them. They'll learn from it. We just have to keep improving and we'll see what we bring tomorrow in the final round."
Woolsey has posted UW's best rounds during the first 36 holes as he finished Wednesday's 18 with a 1-over 73 to push his overall score to 5-under 139 (66-73), which puts him tied for fifth. The senior once again started strong with two birdies on his first three holes. After a bogey on the fourth, he bounced back with six-straight pars to make the turn at 1-under. Three blemishes were put on his scorecard on the back nine en route to him turning in a second-round score of 1-over 73.
Senior Henry Lee stayed solid during Wednesday's windy conditions as he posted a 4-over 76 to tie for 23rd heading into Thursday's final 18 at 4-over 148 (72-76). Lee had a clean scorecard on his front nine, posting one birdie to make the turn at 1-under. He then added errors on four holes to push his score to 4-over.
Just one stroke behind is freshman Teddy Lin who is sitting at 5-over 149 (71-78) to tie for 26th. Competing as an individual, fellow freshman Taehoon Song is at 6-over 150 (73-78) to tie for 31st. Rounding out the UW lineup was senior Jan Schneider and freshman Robert Galligan who are in 37th and tied for 38th, respectively. Schneider shot a 6-over 78 to move his scorecard to 11-over 155 while Galligan posted a 12-over 156 after carding rounds of 74 and 82.
The final 18 holes of the Amer Ari Invitational tees Wednesday morning.