Huskies in Sixth at The Goodwin Following Day One
STANFORD, Calif. – The University of Washington men's golf team kept itself in contention all day in the loaded 28-team field at the annual The Goodwin tournament, hosted by Stanford at the par-70, 6,727 yard Stanford Golf Course. Washington carded a 1-over 281 and sits in sixth place following the first 18 holes, just six strokes off the lead. The Huskies are coming off two-straight top0five finishes and are currently in the middle of a stretch of three events in nine days, spanning three states.
"Overall it was a really good round from our guys, everyone played well," said head coach Alan Murray. "We saw a lot of good golf. This course is hard, and a round can get away from you easily so I was happy to see how everyone responded if they had a bad hole. Henry really played well with his seven birdies, Teddy was solid and Jan with another eagle was impressive. You can't win against this field after one round but you can put yourselves in a hole so we did a great job of keeping ourselves in a good position. We start early in the morning tomorrow so hopefully we can carry our momentum into that."
Senior Henry Lee led the Dawgs in the afternoon 18-hole round putting himself in the top 10 with his team-high seven-birdie score of 2-under 68 to tie for eighth. Despite a rough start with a bogey on his first hole, the ninth, the senior got to 2-under thanks to three-straight birdies on holes 14-16 before another bogey pushed him to make the turn at 1-under.
He responded quickly with four birdies, three errors and two pars to close the round at 2-under. Lee most recently finished tied for sixth at the Duck Invitational on Tuesday for his 12th career top-10 effort at UW, which ties him for 10th all-time in Husky history.
Freshman Teddy Lin was just behind him with his even-par scorecard of 70 to sit tied for 20th. The newcomer's score was his best in the last three events and was highlighted by his steady play. Lin opened by getting to 1-under over his first two holes but got back to even two holes later. Following five-straight pars, a birdie and two more pars, Lin was back at 1-under. Two blemishes followed but he closed strong by going 1-under on his last three holes to finish back at even par.
Senior Jan Schneider continued to highlight UW's play with his sixth eagle of the season to help him sit in a tie for 37th with a 1-over 71. He also recorded two birdies and 11 pars. Rounding out the UW lineup was freshman Taehoon Song and senior Noah Woolsey. Song is tied for 50th at 2-over 72 while Woolsey had a mostly steady round including 12 pars but finished at 3-over 73 to tie for 63rd.
The Huskies second round will be in the morning wave of the large field, teeing off at 8:10 a.m. PT.