UW Wraps Up Regular Season at 74th Western Intercollegiate Mon.-Wed.
SEATTLE – The University of Washington men's golf team returns to the course this week as it heads to the 74th annual Western Intercollegiate this Monday-Wednesday, April 12-14. The prestigious event will be played at the par-70, 6,615-yard Pasatiempo Golf Club with the GOLF Channel airing footage from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT Monday and Tuesday with Wednesday's final round airing from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. A three-hour replay will begin at 8 p.m. each day as well. Hosted by San Jose State, the event is a 6-count-5 tournament with 18 holes being played each day. Washington tees off at 10 a.m. alongside Colorado State on Monday.
THE FIELD (GolfWeek Rankings): Arizona (15), BYU, California, UC Irvine, UCLA, Colorado State, Hawaii, Oregon, Pepperdine (8), San Diego State (24), San Jose State, USC, Stanford, UTEP and Washington .
THE LINEUP: The Huskies will play senior Noah Woolsey, senior Henry Lee, senior Jan Schneider, freshman Teddy Lin, freshman Taehoon Song and sophomore Petr Hruby.
LAST TIME OUT: Washington recorded it's fourth-straight top five effort finishing second at the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational held at Chambers Bay Golf Course. Two Huskies finished in the top five and were led by Henry Lee who tied for second, his best finish of the season. Additionally, senior Noah Woolsey finished fifth while Teddy Lin and Jan Schneider brought in top 20 efforts tying for 14th and 19th, respectively. The second-place finish by the Huskies was its best of the year.
LEE MOVING UP IN THE RECORD BOOK: With his tie for second at the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational, senior Henry Lee posted his 14th career top 10 performance. This moves him into a tie for sixth 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 Trevor Simsby.
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 seven events of this season's tournaments and leads the team with a 71.81 stroke average. Most recently he finished fifth at the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational for his seventh career top five showing with his 3-under 211 on the prestigious Chambers Bay Golf Course. He has also finished tied for second, 33rd, 28th, 14th and 24th this year while posting four 54-hole scorecards under par in seven 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.