Huskies Well Represented at Pacific Coast Amateur
EUGENE, Ore. -- The 44th Pacific Coast Championships opened on Tuesday at Eugene Country Club and individuals and teams battled it out for bragging rights.
The format for this championship is 72-holes of individual stroke play with no cut, but the event also features a team component, with three-man teams representing the 16 state and regional associations that make up the Pacific Coast Golf Association competing for the Morse Cup trophy. The champion is determined after the first 36 holes, with each team's best two scores each day counting toward the team score.
The Washington State Golf Association team has won the last two years but are well back in the pack this year. Recent UW grad Richard Lee is among the Washington team and the Bellevue native struggled to a 8-over for the day.
The best day among Huskies was reserved for Charlie Hughes, who is tied for ninth after a 1-under 70 in the first round. He is playing unattached so his score did not help any of the teams in the competition.
UW alum Derek Berg is part of the Pacific Northwest GA team that is tied for third -- two strokes off Utah GA and one stroke behind Oregon GA. The trio that also includes Cameron Peck and Andrew Putnam combined for 3-under. Berg is tied for 34th after a +3 (74).
Darren Wallace shot a 2-over par 73 and is tied for 29th. His Golf British Columbia team is tied for eighth at +1.
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