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Two Huskies Under Par After Two Rounds At Cal Poly Invitational

Oct 31, 2022

CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. – The Washington men's golf team finished the first day of action at the Cal Poly Invitational in a tie for fourth place, in the Huskies' final competition of the fall.
The Huskies played 36 holes Monday and shot back-to-back, under-par rounds, finishing the day at 9-under, with a total of 547 strokes. The UW played the first round at The Preserve Golf Club in 284 strokes and then shaved one shot off that in the second.
Robert Galligan had the best two-round performance for the UW, carding an even-par 72 in the opening 18, followed by a 4-under 68 in the second. He notched five birdies and one bogey in his second round. Galligan enters Tuesday's third and final round tied for 11th place.
"Overall, I'm pleased with the day," said UW head coach Alan Murray, "thought we could have been quite a few strokes better. There was some really good stuff from the guys
"It was a great 68 by Rob Galligan this afternoon which helped us out," Murray continued. "Rob is capable of some really good golf and he made a lot of birdies today. I hope he takes great heart from this and it shows him what he can be capable of.
Senior Petr Hruby made four birdies in the first round and then played a bogey-free round in the second, carding scores of 71 and 70. At 3-under through two rounds, he's tied for 17th place.
Joshua Koo carded a 70 in the first round and a 74 in the second, to leave him at even-par for the tournament, good for a tie for 28th.
After a 2-over opening round, Aidan O'Hagan was three shots better in the second round, carding four birdes for a 1-under 71. He's 1-over through two rounds, tied with teammate Patrick Hong, who shot a 1-under 71 in the first round and a 2-over 74 in the second.
"Patrick Hong and Aidan both returned under par rounds for us today," Murray noted.
"Petr was the 'Steady Eddie' he always is and went bogey free for his last 27. If his putter warms up, then he could go really low, so fingers crossed. Joshua had a great 70 this morning.
"Good that we had all 5 guys have an under-par round, but it should really highlight to them that this is what they are capable of and it should be happening much more often, "Murray concluded. "The goal is to play well again tomorrow and see how high we can climb the leaderboard."
Playing as an individual, Drew Warford also improved over the two rounds, carding a 77 in the first and a 1-over 73 in the second.
The inaugural Cal Poly Invitational wraps up Tuesday, with round three.