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Frustrated Huskies Still Harbor Hopes At NCAA's
Release: 05/29/2013
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May 29, 2013

Washington NCAA Championship (Milton, Ga.)

Tues.-Sun., May 28-June 2 | Round 2 Results Get Acrobat Reader
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MILTON, Ga. - Washington shot 3-over par 283 in the second round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championship on Wednesday at Capital City Club and are tied for 13th with a two-day total of 564 (+4).

T13 Washington 281 283 564
T37 Trevor Simsby (3) 68 72 140
T42 Jonathan Sanders (4) 69 72 141
T58 Chris Williams (1) 72 70 142
T58 Charlie Hughes (5) 73 69 142
T113 Cheng-Tsung Pan (2) 72 74 146

The Huskies have one more round of play to make up four strokes and jump several teams to enter the coveted top eight. Only the top-eight squads after 54 holes of play advance to match play, held Friday through Sunday.

Host Georgia Tech leads the field with a two-day score of 548 (-12). California trails them by one shot, while Texas is -10 and in third. Alabama (-9) is fourth, followed by Arkansas (-3) and Illinois (-3) and first-round leaders Arizona State (-2). Texas A&M clings to eighth-place at even-par 560.

Washington remains in contention for the top eight despite not playing its best golf. The Huskies teed off at 7:20 a.m. local time and came out sluggish. They started their round on the tougher back nine of the Crabapple Course and combined to shoot +6.

Washington bounced back in its second nine and was just +1, but afterwards the team and coach Matt Thurmond were left to contemplate many missed opportunities.

"It was just an absolute battle all day," Thurmond said. "It was not a good round for us, but it was not a terrible round and we're still very much in this thing.

"No matter what we shot today we are going to have to come out tomorrow and have a good round to get in the top eight, so nothing has changed there."

Charlie<!> Hughes shot a team-best 1-under 69 on Wednesday.

The Huskies were led by their two seniors on Wednesday. Charlie Hughes shot a team-best 1-under 69, while Ben Hogan Award winner Chris Williams came into the clubhouse after shooting even-par 70. Hughes was left to think about the strokes he left on the course after the round, but also kept his round of 69 in perspective.

"My bogeys were just stupid mistakes," Hughes said. "I got a little sloppy on a couple shots.

"But, overall I played really well and had a lot of chances for birdies and I converted some on tough holes. Overall I feel good, but I just have to clean it up a little bit tomorrow."

Hughes had double the amount of birdies - four - than the next Husky, including his classmate and best friend Williams. Williams had two on the day and got his first of the tournament on hole No. 2; his first under-par score in 29 holes.

"That's sad," a frustrated Williams said of needing almost 30 holes before recording a birdie.

"But hey, you've got to make one at some point."

Williams missed an eagle on his approach shot on that first birdie by six inches, typifying the way his first two days of the tournament have went.

"It's been very frustrating, but I haven't hit my driver very well," he explained. "I've been in the rough a lot and it's hard to get it close when you're hitting out of the rough all day."

Trevor Simsby and Jonathan Sanders each ended the day 2-over. The duo led the Huskies in Tuesday's first round, but had to settle for 72 on Wednesday.

Sophomore Cheng-Tsung Pan shot a non-counting 4-over 76.

On the leaderboard, Simsby leads Washington with a two day total of 140 (E). He sits tied for 37th.

Sanders is one stroke back of Simsby at 141 (+1) and is bunched with a group tied for 42nd.

Hughes and Williams share 58th with a total of 142 (+2).

Pan, who was medalist at the NCAA Regional, is tied for 113th at 146 (+6).

Washington will be among the last teams to tee off on Thursday and will be able to scoreboard watch during the round. They will tee off on No. 10 at 1:40 p.m. ET (10:40 a.m. PT) and will be paired with Florida State and TCU.

Course:Capital City Club: Crabapple Course     Par 70 - 7319 yards
current
position
team scoring rounds total
score
to par thru today 1 2 3
1
7 Georgia Tech
-12 0 - 0   E 274 274 - 548
2
1 California
-11 0 - 0   E 277 272 - 549
3
4 Texas
-10 0 - 0   E 279 271 - 550
4
2 Alabama
-9 0 - 0   E 275 276 - 551
T5
9 Arkansas
-3 0 - 0   E 286 271 - 557
T5
26 Illinois
-3 0 - 0   E 276 281 - 557
7
38 Arizona State
-2 0 - 0   E 270 288 - 558
8
21 Texas A&M
E 0 - 0   E 285 275 - 560
The top 8 teams advance to Match Play
(Ties will be resolved.)
9
31 UCF
+1 0 - 0   E 287 274 - 561
10
27 Oklahoma
+2 0 - 0   E 278 284 - 562
T11
32 Tennessee
+3 0 - 0   E 286 277 - 563
T11
18 North Florida
+3 0 - 0   E 281 282 - 563
T13
5 Washington
+4 0 - 0   E 281 283 - 564
T13
15 Florida State
+4 0 - 0   E 287 277 - 564
T15
10 TCU
+6 0 - 0   E 294 272 - 566
T15
6 New Mexico
+6 0 - 0   E 292 274 - 566
17
17 LSU
+7 0 - 0   E 285 282 - 567
18
46 Coastal Carolina
+8 0 - 0   E 293 275 - 568
T19
14 Georgia
+9 0 - 0   E 286 283 - 569
T19
12 Southern California
+9 0 - 0   E 291 278 - 569
T21
3 UCLA
+10 0 - 0   E 289 281 - 570
T21
28 UNLV
+10 0 - 0   E 286 284 - 570
T23
19 Auburn
+11 0 - 0   E 292 279 - 571
T23
39 Texas Tech
+11 0 - 0   E 288 283 - 571
25
16 Oklahoma State
+12 0 - 0   E 279 293 - 572
26
11 Florida
+14 0 - 0   E 291 283 - 574
27
24 Kent State
+15 0 - 0   E 282 293 - 575
28
  Ball State
+19 0 - 0   E 290 289 - 579
29
23 St. Mary's (CA)
+21 0 - 0   E 287 294 - 581
30
20 South Carolina
+22 0 - 0   E 286 296 - 582
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