Dawgs Finish Fourth at 74th Western Intercollegiate
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The University of Washington men's golf team turned in its fifth-straight top five effort this week at the 74th annual Western Intercollegiate placing fourth with a 24-over 1074 on the par 70, 6,615 yard Pasatiempo Golf Course. The Dawgs saw three student-athletes finish in the top 25 led by senior Noah Woolsey who tied for 11th.
"It wasn't the best day for us overall, we just didn't play at the level we are capable and the reality is that we just have to keep improving," said head coach Alan Murray. "I think there were a lot of positives we can take from this week. Noah is finding his form again and Petr played some really good golf this week. The course was ideal for postseason preparation and really highlighted some areas that we can improve upon."
Woolsey turned in a 2-over 212 (69-70-73) to close out his fourth top 15 showing of the year. Despite a slightly rough round on Wednesday, the senior only had three errors during his round, finishing tied for 11th overall. He made par on 14 holes and led the team with 38 pars overall during the 54-hole tournament.
Sophomore Petr Hruby also finished the top 15 as he tied for 13th with a 3-over 213. Hruby posted two-straight doubles in his first three holes but then went on to go 3-under over the next 13. He closed with a double and bogey on his final two of the day to finish at 4-over 74. He led the team throughout the event with 11 birdies.
Moving his way up the leaderboard during Wednesday's final 18 was senior Henry Lee as he tied for 23rd with a 6-over 216 (70-74-72). Lee never strayed too far from par over the three days as he closed with a 2-over 72. His scorecard after the front nine was an even par as he matched one birdie to one bogey. Lee then had a stretch of four bogeys to two birdies on holes 12-17 before finishing with a par on the 18th.
Freshman Teddy Lin posted a 9-over 219 to tie for 40th (70-74-75) while senior Jan Schneider carded a 13-over 222 (72-70-80). Newcomer Taehoon Song turned in 2-over 72 during his final round, his best scorecard of the event to finish in 90th.
"Teddy showed some great battling qualities this week despite a tough start while Henry was good in long spells, added Murray. "Taehoon had a really solid round today which was good for his confidence and I was really proud of him."
The regular season has concluded for the Huskies as they will next head to the Pac-12 Championships, April 26-28.