MARANA, Ariz. -- No. 10 Washington continued a steady Pac-12 Championships, remaining in third place at the conclusion of Saturday's third round. The Dawgs who completed their second round in the morning at 9-over 369, then shot 10-over 370 for the regularly scheduled afternoon round.
The Dawgs trail No. 3 Stanford who has built a commanding 21-stroke lead at 3-over for the tournament. No. 4 California is in second just three strokes ahead of the Huskies. No. 20 USC and No. 25 Arizona State round out the top five, but are well back at 39-over and 43-over respectively.
The Dawgs were led by Cheng-Tsung Pan who finished his morning round at 2-under 70 and then backed that up with a another 70 to move to 1-under for the tournament and alone in third place. Pan is six shots back of leader Patrick Rodgers of Stanford and one back of second-place Paul Smith of USC. The Husky senior had a nearly flawless round that included four birdies and no bogeys, but a double-bogey on 14 cost him a clean card.
Also playing well for the Dawgs was Jonathan Sanders who is currently in a tie for 11th at 4-over for the tournament. The Husky sophomore had his best round in the afternoon on Saturday, firing a round of 1-under 71 that included five birdies.
Also in the top-20 for the Huskies is freshman Corey Pereira who opened with back-to-back 73's, before a third round of 4-over 76. He is tied for 17th after a promising start to his third round when he made the turn at 2-under, but finished with four bogeys and a double-bogey on the back.
Senior Trevor Simsby also struggled over his final nine holes, beginning with a triple-bogey seven on the 13th hole. He finished at 5-over 77 for his round and is 6-over for the tournament after being just 1-over before his trouble at the 13th. Simsby is currently tied for 17th with Pereira and four others.
Chris Babcock had his best score in the third round, finishing with at 3-over 75. Babcock is now tied for the 33rd at 11-over for the tournament.
Gerrit Chambers struggled to a round of 13-over 85. The Husky senior is now 25-over for the tournament in a tie for 62nd place.
The Dawgs will return to the Gallery Golf Course outside of Tucson, Ariz., for Sunday's final round. Washington will once again be paired with the leaders Stanford and Cal as they look for another high finish at the conference championships.