Men's Golf Finished 6th place at Husky Invitational
Sept. 29, 1998
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- Oregon placed three golfers in the top eight and won a one-hole sudden death playoff over Stanford to capture the Husky Invitational team title at Gold Mountain Golf Complex Tuesday. The two schools posted team totals of 1091 at the end of three rounds to force the playoff.
Washington finished in sixth place with a total of 1111, in the tournament format that counted five-of-six player scores, instead of the traditional four-of-five.
Stanford's Dusty Brett, who prepped at Bellarmine in Tacoma, won medalist honors when he fired a final round five-under par 67 and finished with 209. He carded a 68 and 74 in rounds one and two and his 67 was a tournament low. He was followed by teammate Joel Kribel, who posted a final round 69, to finish in a tie for second place with a total of 212.
Washington's Rob Rashell, a senior all-America candidate, was also in the second place tie, shooting a two-under 70 in his third round. He carded a 72 in the first and a 70 in the second for his total of 212. Two years ago, Rashell won the Washington State Amateur on the same course.
Scott Kral came in next for Huskies, in a tie for 14th with a total of 219. He shot one-over par 73 in each of his rounds. After shooting 73 and 70, freshman Gordy Scutt dropped off from his first day performance to shoot a 77 and finish 17th.
"This tournament showed us that the Pac-10 will be a strong conference this year," said fourth-year UW coach O.D. Vincent. "I was impressed with the strength and the quality of the field we hosted.
"The Huskies, as a team, wish they had played better," Vincent continued. "Monday was our first day of the season and we have a lot of golf ahead of us. We were rusty but we will work it off. Rob Rashell proved again how much he likes this course. But if you were to ask him, he would tell you he didn't play his best golf today, and that is the best news of all. Rob is going to have a number of tournament victories this season and will finish his career as the best player in the history of the Husky program."
Next year, the Husky Invitational will be played at Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club. The site is being developed by O.B.Sports and is set to open in June, 1999.
The Huskies next play in the Nike Northwest Classic at Trysting Tree Golf Course, Oct. 5-6, in Corvallis, Ore.
Gold Mountain Golf Complex (7,003 yards, par 72) Port Orchard, Wash.
Final Results -- Oregon wins team title in a one-hole sudden death playoff Team Standings: 1. Oregon 1091; 2. Stanford 1091; 3T. BYU 1095; Northwestern 1095; 5. California 1107; 6. California 1107; 7. Oregon State 1113; 8. Nevada 1119; 9. Tulsa 1149; 10. Washington State 1160.
Washington Finishers: 2. Rob Rashell (72-70-70--212); 14T. Scott Kral (73-73-73--219); 17T. Gordy Scutt (73-70-77--220); 42T. Chris Wandell (76-78-76--230); 51T. Brain Nosler (83-79-72--234).
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