Washington men surge into lead at NCAA golf regional
Every member of the Washington men's golf team scored birdie or better on the final hole of the day Friday to highlight the Huskies' second...
NORMAN, Okla. — Every member of the Washington men's golf team scored birdie or better on the final hole of the day Friday to highlight the Huskies' second round at the NCAA Southwest Regional. Washington shot a combined 7-under-par 281 to take sole possession of first place at 9-under 567.
The third-seeded Huskies, who entered the day seven shots behind co-leaders Texas and Florida State, will take a four-shot advantage into Saturday's final round.
The top five teams and one individual from a non-advancing squad move on to the NCAA championship, May 29-June 1 at Los Angeles' Riviera Golf Club.
On a day when there were many heroes for the Huskies, juniors Charlie Hughes and Chris Williams stood out the most. The duo both shot 4-under 68s.
Hughes shot his lowest round of the season. He birdied No. 2 and added three more before bogeying No. 14, then ended his day with a birdie on 18. He is tied for seventh at 2-under 142.
Williams got off to a rough start with a bogey on No. 1, but bounced back quickly with birdies on Nos. 3 and 5. He notched one last bogey on No. 7 before birdieing Nos. 8 and 10. He finished the day off with an impressive eagle on the par-5 18th hole, draining a 75-foot putt for a 3. He is tied for fifth at 141.
The top Husky on the board is freshman Cheng-Tsung Pan, who shot 1-under 69 and is tied for fourth at 140, three shots back of the lead.
Washington and host Arizona State traded runs in the early innings, but the 19th-ranked Sun Devils emerged with a 7-5 win in the opener of a three-game, Pac-12 series at Packard Stadium.
The Huskies (27-22, 11-14) fell behind early, but tied the score at 5 before the Sun Devils scored a run in the sixth to take the lead for good.
Washington's Tyler Davis (2-4) went five innings in the loss, giving up six runs on eight hits while striking out five.
• Visiting Oregon State used a 13-hit attack to defeat Washington State (25-25, 10-15 Pac-12) 10-2 at Bailey-Brayton Field.
Stacey Hagensen gave up just two hits in five innings, pitching Pacific Lutheran to an 8-0 victory over Luther in an opening-round game at the NCAA Division III championships in Salem, Va.
The Lutes (42-11) advanced to a winner's-bracket game Saturday against Northwest Conference rival Linfield (43-5), a 9-5 winner over Ohio Northern.
• The University of Maryland lacrosse team will take on the University of Denver in the Seatown Classic, Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Starfire Sports Campus in Tukwila. The exhibition matchup will be the first NCAA Division I lacrosse game to be played in Washington state.
"In the last decade over 100 high-school players in Washington state have gone on to play lacrosse at the NCAA level," said Dave Low, president of the Washington state chapter of U.S. Lacrosse. "This is an opportunity to see the best of those players and collegiate lacrosse played at its very highest level."
The Terps have two local products on their roster — junior midfielder Landon Carr of Curtis High School in University Place; and senior Drew Snider of Seattle's O'Dea High School, who played prep lacrosse at Garfield.
The Pioneers have one local player — sophomore midfielder Cole Nordstom, who prepped at Bellevue High School.
• Paul Hafford scored 35 points to lead the Bellingham Slam to a 112-107 victory over the Edmonton Energy in an International Basketball League game at Whatcom Pavilion. The Slam (7-1) has won six straight.
Compiled from sports-information reports.