Plethora Of Huskies Competing Around The U.S. This Week
July 25, 2012
SEATTLE - Several Husky golfers are competing in various amateur and pro tournaments around the United States and Canada this week.
Charlie Hughes and incoming freshman Jonathan Sanders are playing in the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, Alex Prugh and Chris Williams are competing at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational on the Web.com Tour and Richard Lee and Nick Taylor are playing in the PGA Tour's RBC Canadian Open.
Hughes and Sanders are through two rounds at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship. Sanders is tied for 22nd at +10 overall. He shot 10-over 80 on Bandon Trails on Tuesday and even-par 72 on Bandon Dunes on Wednesday.
Hughes had the misfortune of turning in a scorecard missing a signature during Tuesday's first round earning a disqualification for the tournament. His disqualification nullified his first round 6-over 76. Hughes bounced back with a 6-over 78 in Wednesday's second round.
Hughes did get some positive news on Wednesday though as he was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American scholar athlete. A total of 146 Division I players earned recognition. An individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 and maintain a grade-point average of 3.2.
Williams and Prugh will be teeing it up on the Scarlett Course of The Ohio State Golf Club for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational. Williams earned an exemption for the tournament based on being among the 11 PING first team All-Americans. Action starts on Thursday.
Lee and Taylor begin play for the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario on Thursday. Both have an afternoon tee time.