Schneider Tied for Fifth After Day Two of Pac-12 Championships
SANTA ROSA, Calif. – The University of Washington men's golf team posted its best 18-hole score of the 2021 Pac-12 Championships on Tuesday turning in a 7-under 353 to push its three-round score to 6-under 1074 (360-361-353) which is good for sixth place. The Huskies' 7-under score was the third-best of the day in the 12-team field as three Dawgs also sit in the top 30 heading into Wednesday's final round.
"The guys played well today and we're making plenty of birdies but we just had one too many mistakes that is keeping us from being closer to the top," said head coach Alan Murray. "Jan had a great round and eagled his last hole. We had two guys eagle the last hole which was really good to bring us closer to the lead, so I was really proud of them. Teddy's bogey-free round was really impressive and Noah shot 2-under even with two doubles so it was great how he was able to turn his round around on his back nine. We've got one more round to try and get closer to the top, we just have to put it all out there and play really well, which is the plan."
Senior Jan Schneider continued his solid play on Tuesday as he put together a nearly perfect scorecard with just one bogey, finishing the day at 4-under 68 for an overall score of 8-under 208 (70-70-68) which is tied for fifth. Schneider opened the day with a birdie on the 10th hole, then knocked in seven-straight pars before closing his front nine with another birdie to make the turn at 2-under.
The senior added another birdie on the third which was followed by his lone error of the day, a bogey on the par-4 sixth. Schneider closed the day strong, making eagle once again on the par-5, 568-yard ninth hole. He knocked in an eagle on the same hole during Monday's opening round and now has nine eagles on the season. Additionally, his 8-under score after 54 holes is the best performance by a Husky this season.
Freshman Teddy Lin moved five spots up the leaderboard as he improved upon his scores from day one by turning in a 2-under 70 scorecard. He now sits tied for 22nd with a 2-under 214 (73-71-70). The newcomer put together the Huskies first bogey-free round during Tuesday's round, becoming the first Husky since Noah Woolsey in November of 2019 (round 3 of Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic) to record an error-free round.
Lin was steady throughout the day making par on 16 holes while adding his two birdies on the par-5 15th and the par-4 eighth. His 38 pars over the 54-holes played lead the entire field.
Just one stroke behind Lin is senior Henry Lee who is tied for 26th at 1-under 215 (71-72-72). Lee was one of three Huskies with an eagle on their scorecard on Tuesday as he knocked in his first of the season on the par-5, 525-yard second hole. Lee added four birdies throughout the day which gives him a team-high 15 in this tournament.
Senior Noah Woolsey had his best round of the Championships with a 3-under 69 to move him 12 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 32nd. His round was a seven-stroke improvement from his round two score of 4-over 76. Woolsey recorded not one, but two eagles on Tuesday, both coming over his last six holes of the day. After making the turn at 2-over, the senior birdied the second and followed with his first eagle on the par-5, 501-yard fourth. He closed the round with his second eagle on the par-5, 568-yard ninth.
Freshman Taehoon Song carded a 2-over 74 to give him a 7-over 223 (74-75-74) for the event which is tied for 47th while sophomore Petr Hruby is tied for 53rd with an 8-over 224 (77-73-74).
Arizona holds the team lead at 29-under while Arizona State is in second (-25) and Oregon (-17) is in third. Washington is just 11 strokes away from a top-three finish heading into Wednesday's final round. Three players are currently tied for the individual lead at 12-under 204.
Wednesday's final round tees off at 7:30 a.m. at Mayacama Golf Club.