ATLANTA – No. 4 Washington Men’s golf is set to compete in the U.S. Collegiate Championships this weekend, hosted by Georgia Tech. The three-day tournament (Oct 18-20), is in its eighth year and will be held at the Golf Club of Georgia on the par -72 Lakeside Course.
This weekend's tournament will be available via live webcast on Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon, PST. The link to the webcast is above.
The Huskies will compete against 15 other teams, including host No. 2 Georgia Tech and Pac-12 opponents, No. 7 UCLA, No. 11 Stanford and No. 23 USC. The other teams will be No. 16 Texas A&M, No. 19 Kent State, No. 20 Auburn, No. 25 Duke, Virginia, Clemson, Iowa, Wake Forest and East Tennessee State
In last season’s tournament, Washington placed eighth as a team, and had individuals Cheng-Tsung Pan and Trevor Simsby tie for second and fifth, respectively. The Dawgs were just nine shots out of the lead as the tournament was incredibly competitive through the first 10 places. Host Georgia Tech won their home tournament and will be back to defend its title this season.
This year, the Washington lineup will consist of Simsby, Jonathan Sanders, Corey Pereira, Gerrit Chambers and Chris Babock. Pan is not competing as he is preparing for the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships beginning Oct. 24. Both Pereira and Simsby are coming off top-4 finishes at the Kikkor Husky Invitational last month.
The Dawgs will begin the first round with a tee time of 8:30 a.m., PST Friday morning, in a threesome with Kent State and Wake Forest. On Saturday, the Huskies will start the second round at 6:50 a.m., PST in a group with Georgia Tech and UCLA. Sunday’s final round will be paired with the leading teams going last.
Washington is off to an excellent start to the 2013 fall season, finishing as a runner-up at the Topy Cup in Japan and then winning its home tournament, the Kikkor Husky Invitational in runaway fashion. Pan won individual medalist honors at the Husky Invitational and presence will be missed this week, but the Dawgs have plenty of depth to remain highly competitive.