BANDON, Ore. – No. 16 Washington has climbed to fourth place led by Jonathan Sanders who has taken over the overall lead at the Bandon Dunes Championship. Sanders leads by one stroke as the Huskies finished the day at 4-over 288. The Dawgs are now at 13-over 581 for the week, 15 strokes out of the lead, but just three strokes out of second place.
“It was a solid day for the team today, but counting a high score always makes it tough,” said head coach Matt Thurmond.
Sanders fired a round of 4-under 67 to take a one-shot lead on Emilio Cuartero of Missouri. Sanders did not make a single bogey on Monday, tying for the best round of the day. He is now at 4-under 138 for the tournament as he looks for his first career collegiate victory.
“It was an awesome day for Jonathan,” said Thurmond. “I am really happy for him. He has been working hard on his game and not getting the results that he wants, but this is a nice breakthrough.”
Also playing well for the Huskies was Trevor Simsby who sits in a tie for ninth. Simsby shot a second-consecutive round of 1-over 72 and is now 2-over for the tournament. The senior had three birdies and just one bogey, but a costly triple-bogey on the second hole cost him what could have been a great round.
Corey Pereira also had a solid round for the Dawgs, matching Simsby’s 72. The freshman is now tied for 36th after a round of 1-over to get to 7-over for the tournament.
Playing as an individual Shane Wathanasaynee had a good round with a 1-over 72. He is now tied for 27th at 5-over for the tournament, one shot better than Kevin Kwon who is also playing as an individual. Tyler Salsbury is the other Husky individual, but is well back in a tie for 70th.
Tuesday will mark the final round of the Bandon Dunes Championship as the Huskies look to continue to move up the leaderboard.
“We look forward to trying to make a run tomorrow,” said Thurmond.