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Solid Day For UW In Day One Of Ameri Ari Invitational
Release: 02/06/2013
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Feb. 6, 2013

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WAIKOLOA, Hawai'i -- Washington is fourth out of 20 teams after the first round of the Ameri Ari Invitational at Waikoloa Kings' Course on the Big Island of Hawai'i. The Huskies combined to shoot 8-under 280 in their first spring test and are three strokes behind co-leaders TCU and UCLA.

Texas is third after shooting 279. Auburn is fifth, one shot behind the Huskies.

"It was a solid day," is how Coach Matt Thurmond summed up after his team's opening round. "It wasn't spectacular, but everybody had a pretty decent round."

The 7th-ranked Huskies were led by Chris Williams, the world's top ranked amateur, after he fired a 4-under 68 in the first round. The Ben Hogan Award watch list member is tied for second with eight other golfers, one shot behind TCU's Daniel Jennevret.

Cheng-Tsung Pan, also a Hogan Award watch list member, recorded the second-best round of the day among Huskies after he shot 2-under 70. Teammate Gerrit Chambers, who is competing as an individual, also shot 70. They are among nine golfers tied for 14th.

4 Washington 280 280
T2 Chris Williams (3) 68 68
T14 Cheng-Tsung Pan (1) 70 70
T23 Jonathan Sanders (4) 71 71
T23 Chris Babcock (5) 71 71
T39 Trevor Simsby (2) 72 72

A pair of Husky freshmen -- Chris Babcock -- who are making their first road trips of their short careers both ended the first round at 1-under 71. The youngsters are tied for 23rd.

"I'm excited for those guys," Thurmond said of his freshmen duo. "It's a big deal for them to come out here and start and play well like they did."

Trevor Simsby shot a non-counting 72. His even-par score was the best score among the 20 players who didn't count towards their team's total. The junior Hogan Award watch member is tied for 39th.

This is the 23rd installment of the Ameri Ari Invitational. Golfers will play 36 more holes over the next two days. Each day will start with a shotgun start.

Course:Waikoloa Kings' Course: Kings' Tees     Par 72 - 7074 Yards
current
position
team scoring rounds total
score
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T1
  TCU
-11 F   -11 277 277
T1
4 UCLA
-11 F   -11 277 277
3
2 Texas
-9 F   -9 279 279
4
7 Washington
-8 F   -8 280 280
5
25 Auburn
-7 F   -7 281 281
6
8 Georgia Tech
-5 F   -5 283 283
7
28 Texas Tech
-4 F   -4 284 284
T8
  Oregon
-1 F   -1 287 287
T8
13 Stanford
-1 F   -1 287 287
10
14 Oklahoma State
E F  E 288 288
11
  Oregon State
+1 F   +1 289 289
T12
9 Southern California
+3 F   +3 291 291
T12
  Arizona State
+3 F   +3 291 291
T14
17 DII Hawaii-Hilo
+5 F   +5 293 293
T14
  Osaka Gakuin University
+5 F   +5 293 293
16
  Colorado
+7 F   +7 295 295
17
  San Jose State
+8 F   +8 296 296
T18
  Hawaii
+10 F   +10 298 298
T18
50 UC Davis
+10 F   +10 298 298
20
29 DII CSU-Stanislaus
+19 F   +19 307 307
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