UW in Second After Round Two at Western Intercollegiate
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The University of Washington Men's Golf team turned in an 8-over 358 during round two of the 74th annual Western Intercollegiate on Tuesday, placing them in second at 8-over 708 (350-358). Washington saw all five of its counting student-athletes finish in the top 25 heading into Wednesday's final round, led by senior Noah Woolsey and sophomore Petr Hruby who are both tied for fifth at 1-under 139.
"It was a tough day out there for us and we leaked oil on the back nine which likely overshadowed the good golf we played today," said head coach Alan Murray. "We saw solid rounds from Noah, Jan and Petr today and finishing with an even par on this course is a really good score. We didn't make as many putts as we would have liked but we are in the position to have a chance to win this tournament heading into tomorrow's round. That's what we are going to focus on. Tomorrow is a new day and I believe that we are capable of going out there and shooting a good team score. I think we will be energized heading to the course tomorrow with good teams around us and we know we have to play well to finish on top, which makes it pretty simple."
Woolsey once again finished with Washington's best round as he turned in an even-par 70 during Tuesday's round. The senior has a shaky start with bogeys on two of his first three holes but he responded quickly by going 3-under with nine pars and three birdies over the next 12. He closed with a bogey on 16 but followed with back-to-back pars to keep himself in contention for the individual title.
Hruby also carded an even-par 70 after an up and down round which saw four bogeys to four birdies. He made the turn at 1-over following a trio of errors and finished the back nine at 1-under thanks to two birdies and just one blemish. He moved into the tie for fifth thanks to his two-day total of 1-under 139 (69-70).
Senior Jan Schneider made a huge jump on Tuesday, climbing 15 spots on the leaderboard thanks to his even-par-70, matching UW's best score of the day. He is now tied for 13th at 2-over 142 (72-70). The senior started with a birdie but followed immediately with two straight bogeys. Schneider then went on to bring himself back to 1-under on the 13th hole of the day but closed with a bogey on 18 to finish with an even par scorecard.
Senior Henry Lee and freshman Teddy Lin are both tied for 25th at 4-over 144 with matching rounds of even-par 70 on Monday and 4-over 74 on Tuesday.
Washington is six strokes off the lead which is held by Pepperdine at 2-over 702.
The final round tees off at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Golf Channel will air live footage from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. PT and live scoring can be found on golfstat.com.