Huskies Head to Lamkin San Diego Classic Monday
SEATTLE – The University of Washington men's golf team heads to California this week to take place in the Lamkin San Diego Classic held at the par-72, 7,033 yard San Diego Country Club, March 8-10. The Huskies will play 18 holes each day with a five count four format. The Dawgs last won the Lamkin Classic in 2015 and had both C.T. Pan and Corey Pereira share the individual title.
THE FIELD (GolfWeek Rankings): Air Force, BYU, Cal Poly, Colorado, Colorado State, Denver, Kansas (25), Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico (26), Northern Illinois, San Diego, San Diego State (23), San Jose State, Saint Mary's, UC Davis, UCLA, USC, Washington, Wyoming.
THE LINEUP: The Huskies will play senior Noah Woolsey, freshman Teddy Lin, senior Jan Schneider, senior Henry Lee and sophomore Petr Hruby.
LAST TIME OUT: Washington finished 13th at the Gators Invitational (Feb. 12-13) with a 4-under 835. The Dawgs were competing against a field that featured nine ranked teams and were led by senior Noah Woolsey who tied for 28th. In the weather-condensed event, the Huskies also saw freshman Teddy Lin post a 1-under 209 to tie for 42nd. Senior Jan Schneider finished tied for 48th while freshman Taehoon Song tied for 90th.
WOOLSEY BACK IN FORM: Senior Noah Woolsey, who was named to the PING All-American Honorable Mention team a year ago, has picked up where he left off, leading the Huskies in all three events of this young season's tournaments. Most recently he finished tied for 28th with a 3-under 207 at the Florida Gators Invitational. He also placed 15th overall with a team-best 13 birdies at the Amer Ari Invitational and turned in his best 18-hole scorecard of the season with a 6-under 66. Opening the season, he finished in the top 35 Arizona Invitational, tying for 34th.
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 followed that by competing 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.