UW Heads To Oregon For Inaugural Pac-12 Preview
Oct. 7, 2012
SEATTLE-- The fifth-ranked Husky men's golf team will get a chance to test their depth this week when they compete in the inaugural Pac-12 Preview at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course, starting Monday and running through Tuesday.
With all 12 conference teams competing at the same venue for the first time since the Pac-12 Championship last May in Corvallis, Washington will be without one of its key cogs. Chris Williams, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, wrapped up helping the United States win the World Amateur Golf Championship on Sunday in Turkey and will be unavailable for Husky Coach Matt Thurmond this week.
With Williams missing, Thurmond still has All-American Cheng-Tsung Pan available. He will be joined in the lineup by senior Charlie Hughes, junior Trevor Simsby plus freshmen Kyle Bowser and Tyler Salsbury.
As usual, the Pac-12 is one of the nation's top conferences. Five teams from the Pac-12 are ranked in Golfweek's top 30, including No. 1 California. After 5th ranked Washington is UCLA, who is sixth. Oregon State is ranked 27th and Colorado is 30th.
The teams will have to navigate Witch Hollow Course at Pumpkin Ridge. The course is par 72 and will play from a distance of 7,107 yards.
Teams will be paired in foursomes and will tee off from the first, ninth and 13th holes. They will play 54 holes total -- 36 on Monday and 18 on Tuesday.
Washington will be paired with Washington State, Arizona and Arizona State. They will start teeing off at 8:32 a.m. PT from the ninth tee.
Golfstat.com will have live scoring and GoHuskies.com will provide daily recaps.