Men's Golf Ends Season at West Regionals
May 16, 1998
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Washington men's golf team concluded its season Saturday by finishing in 11th place at the NCAA West Regional. The Huskies shot 300 in final round to finish with 886 for the 54-hole tournament at Karsten Golf Course. New Mexico and Arizona State tied for regional title at 6-under for the tournament. UNLV finished third, three strokes back, with 861.
The Huskies were six strokes behind Colorado State and seven strokes behind ninth place UC Santa Barbara, which claimed the last berth to the NCAA Championships with an 879. Washington qualified for last year's NCAA Championship by placing eighth at the Regional.
Washington was led once again by junior Rob Rashell who carded a 2-under 70 to finish in ninth place overall. Rashell posted 215 for the tournament. Senior Darren Slackman concluded an outstanding collegiate golf career by shooting 76 in his final round to place tied for 42nd with 222. Also concluding his Husky career was John Moscrip, firing 77 on Saturday to finish tied for 60th. Scott Karl also finished his round with a 77. Freshman Brian Nosler completed the UW scoring with a 79.
Arizona State's freshman sensation Paul Casey repeated his Pac-10 Championship performance to take the West Regional crown as well. Casey finished the 54-holes on his home course with a score of 10-under for the tournament, one better than Oregon's Ben Crane who shot a 66 on Saturday.
COLLEGIATE MEN'S GOLF
Team Standings: T1. New Mexico 858; Arizona State 858; 3. UNLV 861; T4. California 874, Arizona 874; 6. Oregon 875; 7. UCLA 876; 8. Fresno State 877; 9. UC Santa Barbara 879; 10. Colorado State 880; 11. WASHINGTON 886; 12. Brigham young 888; 13. Nevada 890; New Mexico State 891; 15. Pacific 893; 16. UC Irvine 896; 17. UTEP 899; 18. Southern California 903.
Top-9 teams will compete in the NCAA Championships in Albuquerque from May 27-30.
Individual Standings: 1. Paul Casey (ASU) 206; 2. Ben Crane (ORE) 207; 3. Doug LaBelle (UNM) 208; 4. Joel Kribel (STAN) 211; 5. Nigel Spence (CSU).