UW Ties For Team Title At Husky Invitational
BREMERTON, Wash. – The Washington men's golf team tied for the team title and RJ Manke tied for second among individuals at the Husky Invitational at the Olympic Golf Course at Gold Mountain in Bremerton.
The Huskies held a 12-shot advantage heading into Tuesday's final round but could not regain the magic that helped them build such a big lead. Nevada, who was sixth entering the final round, carded the low-round of the day, a 12-under 276 and caught UW at the top of the leaderboard.
"Hats off to Nevada," Coach Alan Murray said after a sun-soaked round. "They played a great team round so you have got to hand it to them.
"The pins were tough today and we were just a little bit off. We hoped for a better score than what we had."
Washington and Nevada finished at -18 overall. Oregon State was third at -14.
Manke was the Huskies' top finisher for a second-consecutive tournament and duplicated a third-place result at the season-opening Maui Jim Invitational. He shot a final round 1-over 73 and tied St. Mary's Mikey Slesinski at 8-under 208 overall. Oregon State freshman
"RJ played great," Murray said of his fifth-year senior transfer. "He really continued his fine play and showed his ability to be a big impact for us."
Brandon Eyre shot a final round 5-under 67 to win his first collegiate tournament at -9 (207).
Noah Woolsey finished the tournament at 4-under 212 and tied for 11th. Teddy Lin also recorded a top-15 finish ending the three days at -3, good for 15th.
Petr Hruby carded the low-round of the day amongst Huskies, shooting a 1-under 71. He tied for 21st at -2 overall.
Taehoon Song was 59th among competitors.
On the Cascade Course, the Husky Invitational was held. UW freshman Aidan O'Hagan finished third out of 45 competitors at 7-under 206 *67-70-72). He was three shots back of co-champs Grayson Leach (Oregon) and Nick Watts (San Jose State).
Patrick Wu was 25th, Robert Galligan 30th, Drew Warford 31st and Justin Hopkins 43rd.