Huskies Finish Second at Seattle U Redhawk Invitational
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – The University of Washington men's golf team finished second at the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational on Tuesday for its fourth-straight top- five team finish. The Dawgs carded a 7-under 849 (288-272-289) and had all four student-athletes counting finish in the top 20 on the championship-level Chambers Bay Golf Course.
"I thought the guys played really well this week," said head coach Alan Murray. "We've had a lot of competition lately and maybe were running out of steam finishing it off on such a challenging course, but it was really impressive to see how mentally tough the guys were and showed they are really good players. Noah shot his best round today at 3-under which was really important to us and Henry should be happy he had another good week even without the win today. Teddy had a great round and closed really strong which was encouraging."
Lee recorded his highest finish of the season on Tuesday as he tied for second overall with his 4-under 210 (69-68-73). It is his third-straight top 10 finish and the 14th of his career, which moves him into a tie for sixth all-time at UW alongside Trevor Simsby.
Lee entered the day following rounds of 69 and 68 and started right where he left off Monday night as he got to 2-under over his first four holes. Despite just one bogey over the next five, he was able to make the turn at 1-under. His back nine was not as lucky as he was two-over including a bogey on the 18th to finish at 1-over 73 and giving him a tie for second-place overall.
Senior Noah Woolsey made big moves on Tuesday as he posted his best round of the event with his 3-under 69 to finish at fifth place overall with a 3-under 211 (72-70-69). It is his second top-five finish in the last three events. His final round started with a birdie and continued to add two more by his seventh getting to 3-under before his three errors of the day came on the next three holes. Bouncing back quickly, Woolsey went 3-under to close the round.
Freshman Teddy Lin's tie for 14th was his best finish of the season in his seven events. He entered the day coming off of a tie for UW's best round of the whole event (4-under 67) and opened with a pair of blemishes on his first four holes. He birdied his eighth on the day but followed again with two bogeys over the next three. Starting on his 13th hole, Lin responded by going 3-under over his final six holes to move back to even par and finish with his 1-over 215 (76-67-72).
Joining Lin in the top 20 was senior Jan Schneider who tied for 19th with a 2-over 216 (71-67-78). It is the third top 25 finish for the senior this season and his second-straight. Competing as an individual, sophomore Petr Hruby placed tied for 27th with his 4-over 218 (73-71-74), his best showing of the season in four events.
Rounding out the UW counting lineup was freshman Taehoon Song who tied for 47th at 10-over 224 (79-70-75) and individual freshman Robert Galligan placed 76th with his 20-over 234 (78-75-81).
"I think we're set up to wrap up the regular season and Pac-12s with everyone trending in the right direction having much more experience," added Murray. "Our older guys are doing well and our younger guys have been really encouraging so we're ready to keep competing."
Washington wraps up the regular season at The 74th Western Intercollegiate, April 12-14, which will be televised each afternoon by GOLF Channel.