University of Washington dominates Individual and Team titles at Husky Invitational
Washington Men's Golf Team (University of Washington Photo)
The University of Washington players Taehoon Song and Petr Hruby secured the championship and runner-up positions, ultimately propelling their team to claim the title with an impressive 26-shot lead in Bremerton, WA.
Song shot 15-under with rounds of 63-73-65 to secure victory, besting his teammate Hruby's score of 12-under with rounds of 69-69-66. Notably, Song's career-low opening round of 9-under 63 played a pivotal role in clinching his maiden tournament win.
Song's stellar opening round of 9-under 63 was followed by a challenging second round, where he encountered three bogeys and a double-bogey on the par-4 No. 7.
Despite this setback, he entered the final round with a two-shot advantage over Hruby. In the closing round, Song maintained his composure, remaining free of bogeys and carding an impressive 7-under 65. Hruby, who put forth his best efforts with a 6-under 66, came close but ultimately fell three strokes short of catching up to Song.
The Washington team exhibited their dominance in par-3 and par-4 scoring statistics with commanding leads of eight and nine strokes, respectively. Washington achieved a remarkable scoring average of 2-over on par-3s, leaving their closest competitor, Oregon State, in second place at 10-over. In the par-4 scoring category, Washington led with an impressive 14-under par, while California followed in second place with 5-under par.
In the team competition, leading the tournament virtually wire-to-wire, Washington’s 824 54-hole team score was good for the sixth-lowest in program history. UW's 40-under-par performance was its best since the 2019 Ka'anapali Collegiate, in which they came in 42 shots below par.
Oklahoma finished second at 14-under with team rounds of 290-282-278.
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54-hole men's college tournament hosted by the
University of Washington. Team (best four scores out of
five players each round) and individual competitions.
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