UW Back in Action on Monday at Chambers Bay
SEATTLE – The University of Washington men's golf team continues its busy week on Monday at the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational having just wrapped up a fourth-place finish at The Goodwin on Saturday evening. Hosted by in town foe Seattle U, the tournament is being competed at the prestigious par-71, 6,976-yard Chambers Bay Golf Course, Monday-Tuesday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start each day.
THE FIELD (GolfWeek Rankings): Host Seattle, Saint Mary's, San Francisco, Utah Valley, Idaho, Western Washington, Saint Martin's, UT Arlington, Fresno State, Boise State, Gonzaga, Oregon State, Sacramento State, Utah and Washington.
THE LINEUP: The Huskies will play senior Noah Woolsey, senior Henry Lee, senior Jan Schneider, freshman Teddy Lin and Freshman Taehoon Song. Additionally, sophomore Petr Hruby and freshman Robert Galligan will be competing as individuals.
LAST TIME OUT: Washington recorded it's third-straight top five effort finishing fourth at the prestigious The Goodwin on Saturday. Three Huskies finished in the top 25 and were led by senior Henry Lee who continued to make his mark on the UW record book by recording his 13th career 10 to showing, tying for ninth at 3-under. Freshman Teddy Lin earned his second top 20 scorecard of the season as he finished second for UW for the fourth time in the last five events, placing 20th overall. Schneider finished tied for 24th as he jumped 12 spots up the leaderboard over the final 18 holes.
LEE MOVING UP IN THE RECORD BOOK: With his tie for ninth at The Goodwin, senior Henry Lee posted his 13th career top 10 performance. This moves him into a tie for seventh all-time in the storied and prestigious Husky record book. The all-time record of 32 is held by Brock Mackenzie but sitting in seventh puts him just five top 10 efforts out of the top five of 18 held by Rob Rashell. He is now tied with O.D. Vincent, Richard Lee and Jonathan Sanders.
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 six events of this young season's tournaments and leads the team with a 72.05 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.
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 heads to the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational, March 29-30 in a busy week at Chambers Bay. The Dawgs 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.