Sept. 22, 1999
Four out of five players on the Washington mens golf team were able to finish their first round before play was suspended due to heavy rain at the Topy Cup U.S.-Japan Intercollegiate Golf Championships Tuesday.
The Topy Cup, which features Duke and Pepperdine mens teams along with the Huskies, was carried out through rainy conditions on the second day of action, but was finally interupted after three hours of play. The round was to be continued Wednesday and will be followed by the final 18 holes. First round action was cancelled after heavy rainfall and lightning and the tournament was reduced from 54 holes to 36.
Here is a look at how Washington players fared in the first round of the Topy Cup. Four of the five players were able to finish before play was suspended. Troy Kelly will complete his round tomorrow.
Topy Cup - Tanagura Country Club (par 72, 7,086 yards) (After 18 holes)
Derek Berg 75 Fr. Duvall, Wash. (Cedarcrest) Troy Kelly dnf So. Bremerton, Wash. (Central Kitsap) Scott Kral 77 Sr. Victoria, B.C. (Belmont) John Robertson 80 Fr. Olympia, Wash. (Tumwater) Gordy Scutt 77 So. Victoria, B.C. (Spectrum)
About Washington: The Husky mens golf team put together its best performance in school history last year, finishing fourth in the team standings while then-freshman Troy Kelly finished tied for second individually at the NCAA Championships. The Huskies also captured three event titles to go with their school-record fourth-place showing at the NCAAs. Head coach O.D. Vincent shared Pac-10 coach of the year honors with ASUs Randy Lein. A record four Huskies were named to the all-Pac-10 team, led by Kelly, who became the first Husky freshman since 1988 to receive first-team all-conference honors. Kellys second-place tie at the NCAAs was the best finish ever for a Husky mens golfer, eclipsing Vincents 19th-place in 1988.
Next Up: Immediately upon returning home, UW hosts the Husky Invitational, Sept. 27-28 at Trophy Lake Golf and Casting in Port Orchard. Teams competing include: California, Fresno State, Hawaii-Hilo, Oregon, Pepperdine, Stanford, UC-Irvine, UCLA and Washington State. Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. with two rounds Monday, followed by another 7:30 a.m. start for the final 18 holes Tuesday.
Date Event Location Course Sept. 21-23 Topy Cup Japan Tanagura Country Club Sept. 27-28 Husky Invitational Seattle, Wash. Trophy Lake Oct. 4-5 Windon Memorial Classic Lake Forest, Ill. Conway Farms Oct. 29-31 Stanford Intercollegiate Palo Alto, Calif. Stanford Jan. 31-Feb. 1 Ping Intercollegiate Tucson, Ariz. The Raven Feb. 17-19 Taylor Made/Waikoloa Invite Waikoloa, Hawaii Waikoloa Feb. 28-29 Southwestern Intercollegiate Westlake, Calif. North Ranch March 9-12 Golf Digest Invitational Las Vegas, Nev. Desert Inn April 3-4 Western Intercollegiate Santa Cruz, Calif. Pasatiempo April 15-16 ASU Thunderbird Invite Tempe, Ariz. Karsten April 24-26 Pac-10 Championships Tempe, Ariz. Karsten May 18-20 NCAA West Regionals TBA May 31-June 2 NCAA Championships Onelika, Ala. Grand National