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Dawgs Wrap Up Fall With Fourth-Place Finish At Cal Poly Invite

Nov 1, 2022

CARMEL, Calif. – The Washington men's golf team wrapped up its fall competition season Tuesday, finishing fourth at the Cal Poly Invitational.
 
The Huskies finished the two-day, three-round event with a team score of 4-under 860. Scoring was up on Tuesday, over the previous two rounds, as just one of 13 teams was under-par for the round.
 
"A tale of two nines today," said UW head coach Alan Murray. "The first part of the day was sunny, blue skies and we were making some birdies, and then it turned really nasty and was cold, rainy and windy. The course became really challenging with the wind switching directions and the holes playing very differently than they had all week."
 
Washington freshman Joshua Koo was the Huskies' top finisher. Koo shot a 2-under 70 in the third round, putting him 2-under for the tournament, good for a tie for 13th place.
 
"Josh Koo had a superb 70 and led the way for us this week," Murray noted. "That's his best finish in a college event I believe and he will continue to get better from here.
 
Petr Hruby had a shot at a top-10 finish before scoring an eight on his final hole of the tournament. He started that par-4 hole at 2-under, but dropped to 2-over for the tournament, tying him for 27th place overall.
 
"Petr made a quadruple on his last hole which turned a pretty steady week sour for him," said Murray. "A tough pill to swallow but it shouldn't deflect from a lot of good stuff from him this week."
 
The second lowest round of the day for the Huskies came from Aidan O'Hagan, who carded an even-par 72.
 
"Aidan was 4 under par at one point and cruising but some bogeys and a double coming in hurt his score," Murray said, "but he is showing some positive signs."
 
Huskies Patrick Hong and Robert Galligan both finished the three rounds in a tie for 32nd place, at 3-over for the tournament. Playing as an individual, Justin Hopkins was 17-over.
 
"Patrick shot 2-over and it could have been better," said Murray, "but for his first event in the lineup, I think he can take a lot of positives from the week and see some areas that he can improve.
 
"Robert had a tough day today and was in with a chance of winning the tournament individually but just had one of those days," said Murray. "Again, plenty of positives from him that he should take heart from."
 
Washington returns to action at the end of January, at the Southwestern Invitational in Westlake Village, Calif.