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Originally published Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 8:59 PM

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UW men’s golfers sit second in Prestige at PGA West event

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LA QUINTA, Calif. – No. 17 Washington fired the low round of the day on Tuesday at the Prestige at PGA West, catapulting up the leaderboard into second place. The Huskies finished with a round of 7-under 277 and are 5-under for the tournament, but 13 strokes off Stanford’s lead.

Oregon is currently third, three strokes back of the Huskies.

Gerrit Chambers starred for the Huskies on his 23rd birthday on Tuesday. The senior shot a career-low tying 66 to finish 5-under. Chambers had it as low as 7-under after an eagle on 12 and a birdie on 14, but bogeyed 17 and 18. Still, Chambers is tied for ninth at 2-under for the week.

“G was the big story today,” said head coach Matt Thurmond. “It’s his birthday and he brought his best. He was hitting it terrible in the warm-up, but hit it close all day when it mattered.”

Also in the top-10 overall is Corey Pereira who finished Tuesday with a round of 1-under 70. Pereira is tied for fifth at 3-under for the week, six strokes back of Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers who leads the way at 9-under.


Senior pitcher Bryana Walker was named Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Player of the Week. Walker posted a 4-0 record with a 0.33 earned-run average and 30 strikeouts over 21.0 innings pitched, as the No. 2 Huskies went 5-0 at the Littlewood Classic in Tempe, Ariz., this past weekend.

Walker is the third Husky to receive this honor since 2009, joining three-time honoree Danielle (Lawrie) Locke and teammate Kaitlin Inglesby.

Washington’s Kylee Lahners was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. Lahners hit .643 with two doubles, three home runs, and 13 RBI at the Littlewood Classic. This is the first Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for Lahners.

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