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Originally published July 12, 2013 at 6:49 PM | Page modified July 12, 2013 at 11:28 PM

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Ex-Husky Charlie Hughes takes B.C. Amateur

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RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, B.C. -- Charlie Hughes beat Adam Svensson in a playoff to claim the 2013 British Columbia Amateur Championship at Copper Point Golf Club on Friday.

Hughes needed two sudden-death playoff holes to secure the win, but did so when he drained an over 10-foot birdie, while Svensson scored par.

Both golfers finished regulation at 12-under 272. Hughes needed to bury a 12-foot birdie to force the playoff.

Hughes, who graduated from Washington in 2013, shot even-par 70 in regulation.

Incoming UW freshman Kevin Kwon was fourth at 277. He caddied for Hughes in the playoff.

Notes

• Seattle University hired Ken Winstead, a 30-year veteran of collegiate athletics, as associate athletic director/senior fundraiser.

Michael Wales of Seattle and Tyler Nase advanced to the semifinals of the lightweight men’s pair at a World Rowing Cup competition in Lucerne, Switzerland.

• Washington State senior safety Deone Bucannon was named to the Jim Thorpe Award 2013 watch list. Bucannon is one of 48 players on the list for the award, which honors the nation’s best defensive back.

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