UW Tied for Second After Two Rounds at Seattle U Redhawk Invitational
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – The University of Washington men's golf team saw four Huskies put together top 25 performances during the first two rounds of the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational on Monday. The Dawgs are currently in a tie for second place at 8-under 560 (288-272). The final 18 of the event, being played at the prestigious Chambers Bay Golf Course, will be completed on Tuesday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The Huskies were led by senior Henry Lee who is coming off back-to-back top 10 finishes in this stretch of three events in nine days that kicked off with the Duck Invitational last Monday and was followed by The Goodwin which wrapped on Saturday. On Monday at Chambers Bay, Washington saw all seven players (two individuals) competing make improvements between their first and second rounds.
"We struggled a little but in the first round but all five guys in the line up did their part in the second round to get us into second place, that's a real positive," said head coach Alan Murrary. "Henry's been playing really and just kept it going today along with Jan. He's been closing his rounds really well. Noah's not far from playing really well and the way our freshman have made habit of bouncing back and responding really well, let's you know what kind of kids they are. It all depends on how we do tomorrow as we'll try to close the gap between us and first but there's some teams around us playing well too."
Lee, tied for third, opened the day with three-straight birdies followed by five pars to close the front nine with a bogey, making the turn at 2-under. He followed that by going even on the back nine to turn in a 2-under 69 over round. He added three more birdies and added an eagle on the par-4 16th hole allowing him to go 2-under of the last four holes of the day finishing at 3-under 68.
Sitting just one stroke behind him is senior Jan Schneider with his 4-under 138 (71-67) for fifth. Schneider tied UW's best score of the 54 hole day during the second round as his six birdies led the team and after just two bogeys, was able to turn in a 4-under 67. He closed the first 18, Schneider went 4-under over his final nine holes with no errors to bring him back to even-par 71.
Additionally, during round one on the par-3, 145-yard third hole, made the Huskies' first hole-in-one of the year. With the two-under on that hole, the senior once again added to his season eagle count, moving him up to seven this year, in seven events.
Senior Noah Woolsey is currently tied for 18th with an even-par 142. After opening with a over 72, he used four birdies over the second 18 to card a 1-under and get back to even-par. Freshman Teddy Lin is also in the top 25 with his 1-over 143, tying for 24th. Lin had one of UW's bigger jumps between round as he went 5-over 76. He quickly bounced back with five birdies to just one bogey finishing with a 4-under 67, tying UW's best round of the day.
Competing as an individual sophomore Petr Hruby is tied for 29th at 2-over 144 (73-71) while freshman Taehoon Song rounded out the five-man lineup with a nine-stroke improvement between his two rounds. He opened with an 8-over 79 but closed with a 1-under 70 to tie for 54th with a 7-over 149. Also competing as an individual, freshman Robert Galligan is tied for 70th at 9-over 151 (78-73).
The final round of the event starts at 8 a.m. PT on Tuesday with live scoring being found on BirdieFire.com.