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Cheng Tsung-Pan and the Dawgs open the season in Japan.
Dawgs Open Season In Japan
Release: 09/09/2013
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TANAGURA, Japan -- Washington men’s golf opens the season this week at the TOPY Cup in Japan. The international event pairs U.S. collegiate teams with their counterparts from Japan. The three-day tournament begins on Tuesday, Sept.10 with a practice round on Monday.

The Dawgs will highlight the event with UAB, Charlotte and TCU also coming from the United States to compete again the Japanese collegians. Making the trip for Washington are Cheng Tsung-Pan, Trevor Simsby, Jonathan Sanders, along with freshmen Corey Pereira and Kevin Kwon who will be making their UW debuts.

Pan is currently the sixth-ranked amateur in the world, while Simsby is a senior and has been a key contributor for the Dawgs the past two seasons. Sanders returns after a breakout freshman season, playing as the No. 5 for most of the spring. Pereira and Kwon are expected to make immediate contributions this season.

Washington enters the season ranked No. 5 in the nation by Golf World and once again will be among the favorites for the NCAA Championship.

Results for the Topy Cup will be posted at www.topycup.com. The format will be similar to a regular collegiate tournament played in the United States.

The Tanagura Country Club will play host to the tournament.

In addition to the TOPY Cup this week, the Dawgs will also send five golfers to compete at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate hosted by Washington State. Washington’s Gerrit Chambers, Tyler Salsbury, Chris Babcock, Kyle Bowser, and Shane Wathanasaynee will compete as individuals. They begin with 36 holes on Monday at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club.

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