UW Records Third-Straight Top Five Showing Placing Fourth at The Goodwin
STANFORD, Calif. –The University of Washington men's golf team posted its third-straight top-five team effort this Saturday finishing in fourth at the 28-team, prestigious The Goodwin event, hosted by Stanford. Washington carded a 5-over 845 (281-286-278) with its best round coming on Saturday finishing with a 2-under 278. The Dawgs saw three top 25 individual efforts in senior Henry Lee, freshman Teddy Lin and senior Jan Schneider.
"It was a great performance from our guys with the quick turnaround in a very talented field," said head coach Alan Murray. "Henry continued to showcase his talent and we saw big rounds from Jan, Taehoon and Teddy. It was very impressive to see two freshmen play that well on the final day in that kind of field so we're happy to have finished where we did and can't wait to get back out there on Monday at our next event."
Continuing to make his mark on the Husky record book, Lee recorded his 13th career top 10 effort as he tied for ninth with a 3-under 207 (68-70-69). He posted one of UW's best rounds of the season finishing with just one error coming on his final hole of the day. He was 2-under with two birdies and pars on the first 17 holes before closing with a bogey to finish tied for ninth. Lee is now tied for seventh all-time at UW with 13 top-10 finishes alongside O.D. Vincent, Richard Lee and Jonathan Sanders.
Lin posted his second top 20 scorecard of the season as he finished second for the Dawgs for the fourth time in the last five events with his steady play of three-straight even-par rounds. Lin finished with an even-par 210 (70-70-70), his second-best finish of the season to place 20th.
Schneider made big moves over the final round as he jumped 12 spots on the leaderboard to finish in a tie for 24th with his 2-over 212 (71-72-69). Schneider saved his best round for last finishing with a 1-under 69 over the final 18. He opened with a birdie but immediately followed with a bogey. The senior quickly responded making par over the next seven to make the turn at even. Despite starting the 10th with a bogey, Schneider went two-under over the next nine for his 1-under 69.
Freshman Taehoon Song continued to show his improvement as he finished with his best round of the event at even-par 70 to move up 11 spots into a tie for 46th with his 6-over-216 (72-74-70). He once again had an up and down front nine but responded with a very strong back nine with just one mistake. After making the turn at 1-over, Song went birdie, birdie, double bogey, birdie then five-straight pars to finish with his even par.
Woolsey closed out the Huskies lineup with his 12-over 222 which placed him tied for 83rd.
The Dawgs quickly return to the course as they compete at the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational this Monday and Tuesday, March 29-30, hosted at the prestigious Chambers Bay Golf Course.