Dawgs Place Sixth at Amer Ari Invitational
WAIMEA, Hawaii – The University of Washington Men's Golf team wrapped up its second tournament of the 2021 season on Thursday, placing sixth at the Amer Ari Invitational after carding a 14-over 878 (285-305-288). The Huskies were led by senior Noah Woolsey who finished 15th with a 1-under 215.
'We played much better today and conditions were easier than round two on this course," said head coach Alan Murray. "Jan (Schneider) played a really solid round along with Teddy (Lin). They should take confidence from that and we're proud of how they bounced back. Noah (Woolsey) and Henry (Lee) had an uncharacteristic off day but our freshmen Robert (Galligan) and Taehoon (Song) both played nicely. Rob just had a tough finish and Taehoon definitely played better than he scored. We have something to build on after this tournament and will use as we get ready for the Gator Invite in a week's time."
Woolsey's three-round score of 1-under 215 (66-73-76) featured a team-best 13 birdies. While his final round wasn't his best of the three-day event, the senior still knocked in for par on 12 holes while adding two birdies.
Just behind him was freshman Teddy Lin at 3-over 219 (71-78-70) to tie for 18th. Lin turned in his best scorecard of the tournament on Thursday with a 2-under 70. The newcomer opened the day so strong with no errors until his second-to-last hole of the round. He made par on 13 holes while adding in three birdies before his first error of the day on the 17th brought him to 2-under. It's his best finish as a Husky in this young season.
Senior Jan Schneider also saved his best round for last to place 31st at 8-over 224 (77-78-69). His play on Thursday was a highlight for the Huskies as it was the third sub-70 round so far on the season and he also claimed his second eagle of the year. Schneider had just one error on the day which occurred on the par-5 third hole.
The Huskies closed out their lineup with senior Henry Lee and freshman Robert Galligan as they tied for 29th and 40th, respectively. Lee, once again dominated the front nine making the turn at 1-under but had uncharacteristic mistakes in a span of three holes to put him to 4-over. He followed by going 1-under over the next five holes to finish the tournament at 7-over 223 (72-76-75). Galligan posted a 14-over 230 after his best round of the tournament on Thursday came at 2-over 74.
Competing as an individual, freshman Taehoon Song, placed tied for 35th following rounds of 73-78-77 to turn in a final scorecard of 12-over 228.
Washington returns to the course, Feb. 12-14 at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Florida.