Pepperdine holds off Huskies to win Kikkor Husky Invite

Updated: November 1, 2010

Leaves weren’t the only things falling at Washington National Golf Club during the final round of the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational. Unfortunately for the hometown Huskies, Pepperdine was perched too high up the leaderboard to knock from the top.

While a pair of golfers originally from Olympia, Wash. ushered out the last day of summer by breaking the course record, it was hard to ignore the hometown Huskies — who combined to shoot the best round of the day — and their pursuit of Pepperdine.

Washington was 9-under for the day, but was unable to catch Pepperdine who entered the final round with an eight-stroke lead. Pepperdine was -7 for the day and finished at 17-under overall to beat Washington by six strokes. Pepperdine also swept the top two individual spots with Josh Anderson and Andrew Putnam finishing first and second, respectively. Anderson shot 10-under 206, while Putnam — who hails from University Place outside of Tacoma — finished four strokes back at -6 (210).

Chris Williams finished tied for fourth to pace the Huskies at -4 (74-70-68-212). Charlie Hughes also recorded a top-10 finish and ended up at -2.

Besides the team battle by Washington and Pepperdine, the story of the day at the course was Jarred Bossio of Idaho and Cameron Peck of Texas A&M who were paired together and each shot a course record 9-under 63. The duo both attended high school in Olympia (Bossio at Capital and Peck at Timberline) and played junior golf together while growing up.