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Top-10's By Pan & Williams Highlight Duck Invitational
Release: 03/26/2013
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March 26, 2013

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<class='caption'>Pan notched his 12th career top-10 finish while Williams recorded his 27th on Tuesday.

Washington 2013 Oregon Duck Invitational

Mon.-Tues., March 25-26 | Live Scoring
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EUGENE, Ore. -- Washington's pair of All-Americans Cheng-Tsung Pan and Chris Williams each tallied another top-10 finish to highlight the two-day, 54-hole Duck Invitational in which the Huskies finished third as a team.

3 Washington 288 288 296 872
T6 Cheng-Tsung Pan (4) 70 70 73 213
T8 Chris Williams (1) 71 73 70 214
T41 Jonathan Sanders (3) 73 73 78 224
T58 Trevor Simsby (5) 74 78 75 227
T62 Tyler Salsbury (2) 76 72 81 229

Washington, ranked No. 4 by Golfstat.com and No. 5 by Golfweek.com, combined to shoot 8-over 296 in Tuesday's final round at Eugene Country Club. The Huskies ended up third out of 15 teams with a final score of 872 (+8).

"It's a disappointing tournament in a lot of ways because I feel like we're so much better than the way we played," Husky Coach Matt Thurmond said as his team headed back to Seattle to enjoy spring break. "But at the same time we're competing hard; we're just not playing that well right now.

"This course tested our driving and we're just not hitting fairways or hitting the big shots you need to hit to score well."

Host Oregon repeated as tournament champions with a score of 858 (-6). SMU was second at 3-under. Washington State was 10th at +26.

Pan ended up tied for 6th with a score of 213 (-3), while Williams ended up tied for 8th at 214 (-4). It was the 27th top-10 of Williams' career and the 12th of Pan's career. Williams' total ranks second all-time in UW history, while Pan is tied for 7th most top-10's in school history.

Pan shot a final round 1-over 73 at the 7,020-yard course situated in the Willamette Valley. He would have tied for fourth, but a bogey on the final hole pushed him down a rung on the leaderboard.

Williams turned in the best round of the day among Huskies. The senior, ranked No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, shot 2-under 70 on the day.

Williams made the turn at even par before back-to-back birdies on No.'s 13 and 14 got him in the red. He would bogey the 16th hole, but responded with a birdie on 17 - his fifth and final birdie of the round.

"Those guys are just special players," Thurmond said of his top two players. "Neither of them will say it was a great week for them, but they're just that good that they can play decent and still finish in the top 10.

"It's great to have guys that are that good on your team, that's for sure."

Trevor Simsby turned in the next best round of the day with a 75, but coupled with his 74 and 78 from the day before finished with a 227 (+11) for the tournament. The Hogan Watch list member tied for 58th out of 88 golfers.

Freshman Jonathan Sanders tied for 41st at +8 (224). He closed the tournament with a 6-over 78.

Fellow freshman Tyler Salsbury tied for 62nd after closing with a non-counting 81. He ended up with a score of 229 (+13).

Seniors Charlie Hughes and Larry Iverson were competing as individuals in Eugene. Hughes shot 81 after firing 69-71 in day one. He ended up tied for 27th at 221 (+5). Iverson ended up at 8-over 224 after shooting 76 in the final round.

The Huskies will compete in two more tournaments before the Pac-12 Championships, which is being played April 29-May 1 at the Los Angeles Country Club. Thurmond is confident his team will be clicking on all cylinders by the time the conference championship rolls around.

"We haven't finished any worse than third this spring -- that's pretty darn good," said Thurmond. "I think we'll be better than fine because disappointment really helps you develop and work on the things that you know you need to work on to be greater."

Course:Eugene Country Club     Par 72 - 7020 Yards
   current      position    team    scoring    rounds    total         score
   to par    thru    today    1    2    3
               1
  Oregon               
      -6      F                +3   282   285   291    858
               2
20 SMU               
      -3      F                -1   289 285   287    861
               3
4 Washington               
      +8      F                +8   288   288   296    872
               T4
  Oregon State               
     +11      F                +6   294   287   294    875
               T4
  Wichita State               
     +11      F                -2   297   292   286    875
               6
  UAB               
     +12      F                +6   295   287   294    876
               7
24 St. Mary's (CA)               
     +14      F                +9   295   286   297    878
               8
  San Jose State               
     +17      F                +6   298   289   294    881
               9
  Pacific               
     +24      F                +9   298   293   297    888
               10
  Washington State               
     +26      F               +17   295   290   305    890
               11
  San Diego               
     +35      F               +15   304   292   303    899
               12
  Utah               
     +38      F               +13   302   299   301    902
               13
  Arizona               
     +40      F               +11   298   307   299    904
               14
  San Francisco               
     +45      F               +11   307   303   299    909
               15
  Gonzaga               
     +55      F               +19   308   304   307    919
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