Dawgs Back in Action at The Goodwin Thursday
SEATTLE – The University of Washington men's golf team continues its busy week on Thursday at the prestigious Goodwin tournament after just wrapping up the Duck Invitational on Tuesday. Hosted by Stanford, The Goodwin, which features 28 teams and will played held at the par-70, 6,727 yard Stanford Golf Course, March 25-27 with 18 holes played each day.
THE FIELD (GolfWeek Rankings): Host Stanford, No. 7 Arizona State, TCU, Nevada, Denver, Colorado, San Diego, No. 42 Georgia Tech, Washington State, Cal Baptist, No. 48 USC, No. 9 SMU, Long Beach, FAU, Cal, Minnesota, BYU, St. Mary's, Pacific, UC Davis, Cal Poly, Santa Clara, Northwestern, Washington, Oregon, San Jose State, UCLA and No. 6 Pepperdine.
THE LINEUP: The Huskies will play senior Noah Woolsey, senior Jan Schneider, freshman Teddy Lin, senior Henry Lee and freshman Taehoon Song.
LAST TIME OUT: Washington recorded it's second-straight top five effort finishing fourth at the 29th annual Duck Invitational. Two Huskies finished in the top 10, making it the first time this season two Dawgs have brought home two top 10 efforts in the same event. Senior Noah Woolsey turned in his highest finish of the season which was also his sixth career top five scorecard. Just behind him was senior Henry Lee as he tied for sixth giving him his 12th career top 10 performance, which ranks tied for 10th all-time at UW. The Huskies also saw a standout performance from freshman Taehoon Song who tied for 24th.
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 four of five events of this young season's tournaments and leads the team with a 71.67 stroke average. Most recently he finished second at the Duck Invitational for his sixth career top five showing with his 4-under 209 (69-71-69) on the par-71 course. He has also finished tied for 33rd, 28th, 14th and tied for 24th this year while posting 54-hole scorecards under par in three events.
LEE MOVING UP IN THE RECORD BOOK: With his tie for sixth at the Duck Invitational, senior Henry Lee posted his 12th career top 10 performance. This moves him into a tie for 10th all-time in the storied and prestigious Husky record book. The all time record of 32 is held by Brock Mackenzie but sitting in 10th puts him just six top 10 efforts out of the top five of 18 held by Rob Rashell.
UW AND SAHALEE ANNOUNCE SAHALEE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: The University of Washington and Sahalee Country Club have announced a partnership for the start of a new collegiate event, the Sahalee Players Championship which will start in September of 2023. The tournament, which was formerly an amateur summer event at Sahalee, will feature some of the most storied programs in the country. Oklahoma State, Texas, Arizona State, Pepperdine, Stanford, USC, Illinois, Florida, Wake Forest, Duke, and of course host Washington are all expected to compete.
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 headed 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.