MEMBER SIGN IN
Don't have an account? Click Here
Husky Redemption: UW Ends Up Third At Bandon Dunes
Release: 03/10/2013
Send Mail Print RSS
Related Links

March 10, 2013

Golfstat.com Live Scoring

BANDON, Ore. -- Ultimately the Husky men's golf team could not dig themselves completely out of a hole that saw them 17th out of 18 teams after the first round of the Bandon Dunes Championship. But given their start, Coach Matt Thurmond and the Huskies will take their third-place finish in the tournament on the Old Macdonald Course.

"We weren't coming down here to finish third," said Thurmond after his team shot 9-under 279 on Sunday, "but under the circumstances it was a great comeback for us."

Washington, rated No. 3 by Golfstat.com, opened with a 22-over par 310 on Friday. They began their rally on Saturday with a 4-under 284 that moved them to 8th on the leaderboard before capping the tournament with a 279.

The Huskies finished with a score of 873 (+9).

"Every team, every year has a variety of tests that they have to come back from. We were in 17th place and we did a great job of battling back," said Thurmond.

3 Washington 310 284 279 873
T3 Chris Williams (1) 76 70 68 214
T9 Jonathan Sanders (5) 75 71 70 216
T39 Cheng-Tsung Pan (2) 79 72 73 224
T47 Trevor Simsby (3) 80 77 68 225
T54 Charlie Hughes (4) 81 71 74 226

Colorado earned the team victory by finishing 2-under for the 54-hole tournament. Fresno State shot the low round of the day with a 10-under 278 and ended up second at +3 overall.

The Huskies' comeback was led by senior Chris Williams. The All-American and world's No. 1 ranked player shot a final round 68 that featured five birdies over the final 11 holes. He nearly rallied to defend his 2012 tournament title but ultimately had to settle for a third-place tie with a score of 214 (-2).

"The guy has a lot of guts and is a great player and he is always going to come back strong like he did," Thurmond said of Williams, who tied Nick Taylor for second all-time in UW history with his 24th top-10 finish.

"I'm a little more surprised that he didn't win the thing."

That honor went to Fresno State's Troix Tonkham, who ended up at 6-under 210. His teammate Rufie Fessler was second, three shots back.

Tyler Salsbury finished second among eight Huskies competing this weekend, but his score did not count towards the team total. The freshman from Enumclaw shot a 68 in the final round and ended up tied for sixth with a score of 215 (-1).

Freshman Jonathan Sanders finished even-par to end up tied for ninth. Sanders finished with a 2-under 70 on Sunday.

Cheng-Tsung Pan and Larry Iverson tied for 39th at 8-over 224. Pan shot a 1-over 73 in the final round while Iverson - competing as an individual - shot 2-over 74.

The most improved round of the tournament came from Trevor Simsby. After shooting 80 and 78, Simsby shook off the rust and fired a final round 68. The Ben Hogan watch list member tied for 47th at +9 (225).

Charlie Hughes shot a non-counting 74 on Sunday and ended up tied for 54th at 10-over 226.

Chris Babcock was competing as an individual and ended up tied for 71st.

The Huskies return to action on March 25 at the Duck Invitational.

Course:Bandon Dunes - Old Macdonald Course: Black (modified)     Par 72 - 6859 Yards
current
position
team scoring rounds total
score
to par thru today 1 2 3
1
  Colorado
-2 F   -3 291 286 285 862
2
  Fresno State
+3 F   -10 301 288 278 867
3
3 Washington
+9 F   -9 310 284 279 873
4
  Oregon
+10 F   +2 290 294 290 874
T5
14 SMU
+18 F   +5 294 295 293 882
T5
2 UCLA
+18 F   +1 300 293 289 882
7
  Missouri-Kansas City
+20 F   +8 291 297 296 884
8
  Utah Valley
+21 F  E 304 293 288 885
9
  UNCW
+22 F   +2 298 298 290 886
10
  Washington State
+23 F   +2 301 296 290 887
11
  Pacific
+24 F   +1 305 294 289 888
12
  San Jose State
+25 F   +18 295 288 306 889
13
  Northern Colorado
+33 F   +4 308 297 292 897
T14
  UC Davis
+34 F   +15 296 299 303 898
T14
  Long Beach State
+34 F   +5 307 298 293 898
16
  Gonzaga
+46 F   +8 306 308 296 910
17
  CSU Northridge
+59 F   +31 303 301 319 923
-
  Santa Clara
DNF F  - 314 319 D DNF
Washington Men's Golf
RUN WITH US
advertisement
New Era New Look
Advertisement
Pac-12 Networks