Washington men fourth after first round of NCAA golf regional
The Washington men's golf team combined to shoot 2-over-par 286 Thursday at the NCAA Norman Regional and sits tied with St. Mary's for fourth, seven...
NORMAN, Okla. — The Washington men's golf team combined to shoot 2-over-par 286 Thursday at the NCAA Norman Regional and sits tied with St. Mary's for fourth, seven shots off the lead.
The top five teams and one individual from a non-advancing squad after 54 holes move on to the NCAA championship.
"There is concern until we finish the tournament and we're in the top five," Huskies coach Matt Thurmond said. "I'm concerned about where we are at, no question, but you don't worry at this point at what place you're in. ... What really matters is how far out of first we are."
Freshman Cheng-Tsung Pan led the Huskies' charge, shooting a bogey-free 3-under 69 to stand three strokes off the lead in a tie for fifth.
Teammates Trevor Simsby (70) is tied for 10th, Chris Williams (73) tied for 27th, Charlie Hughes (74) tied for 35th, and Ty Chambers (78) tied for 64th.
The Western Washington men's season came to an end as the team stood ninth after three days of stroke play, one shot short of advancing at the NCAA Division II championship in Louisville, Ky.
On the last hole of Thursday's round, a chance to tie for eighth and force a playoff rode on a 6-foot birdie putt by Dylan Goodwin that barely missed. Goodwin had birdied two of the previous three holes.
The Vikings finished with a round of 296 for a 54-hole total of 874. Central Missouri was eighth at 873.
• Washington's Niki Williams (first team), Kimi Pohlman (second team) and Kaitlin Inglesby (second team) were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Pacific Region teams.
• Gonzaga's Emily Thomas was officially named to compete at the NCAA track and field championship — the first Bulldog athlete to do so. Thomas will run the 10,000 meters, having qualified with a school-record time of 35 minutes, 1.36 seconds at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival April 6.
• Anye Turner, a 6-foot-7 forward who earned all-region honors at South Puget Sound Community College, has signed a letter of intent to play men's basketball at Western Washington.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.