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Peng Tied For 4th; UW In 6th After First Round In Georgia

Oct 21, 2022

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Led by a 4-under 68 from Bo Peng, the Washington men's golf team finished the first round of the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational in sixth place, with a team total of 6-under 282.
The Huskies enter the second of three rounds three strokes back of 3rd place, and six strokes from the lead, in a field that includes eight teams ranked in the top-25 in the nation.
"I'm probably a little disappointed with how we finished the round as we had a chance to have a really good one," said head coach Alan Murray, "but we played a lot of good golf today and it is important to focus on the positives.
"The back 9 is the trickier of the two sides," he continued, "and if you get out of position then you can face some problems. That's probably what happened with a couple of our bogies"
Peng, a senior, opened his round with an eagle-3 on the 542-yard first hole, and added an eagle on No. 9 as well. Those two eagles, along with three bogies and three birdies left him at 4-under, good for a tie for fourth place.
"Great round from Bo Peng," Murray said, "and I'm really proud of and pleased for him. He was 6 under for the par 5s and hit 17 greens in regulation. He smashed one 350 off the first and never looked back."
Petr Hruby, who had missed the UW's most recent competition due to injury, returned on Friday, and carded the UW's second-best round with a 1-under 71, tying him for 25th place. .
Junior Taehoon Song matched Hruby's score, with five birdies and four bogies, also tying him for 25th.
Freshman Joshua Koo carded an even-par 72 to tie him for 34th place, while junior Teddy Lin was 3-over for the round.
"It was great to have Petr back in the lineup and he was solid with a 1-under par round," Murray said. "Taehoon made a nice birdie on 16 coming in and had 71 also. Joshua Koo played really well and his even-par round really deserved to be much better, but he continues to show his quality and competitiveness.
"Teddy played well for most of the round," Murray concluded, "but a couple of bad holes on the back nine cost him. I am sure he will be itching to get back out there tomorrow and I know he has a really good round in him."
The Huskies will tee off of hole No. 10, beginning at 9:20 a.m. ET/6:20 a.m. PT on Saturday, playing with Stanford and Duke.