University of Washington makes final eight, loses to Texas in quarterfinals

Updated: July 3, 2012

Washington dropped three matches and trailed in two others to fall 5-0 to Texas in the quarterfinals of match play at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. The loss ends the season for the Huskies who failed to make it out of the first round of match play for the third time in three attempts.

“I’m disappointed, but I’ve had losses that hurt a lot worse,” was how Husky Coach Matt Thurmond assessed the day. “That team just played awesome”.

“I thought we played pretty well today. We did what we wanted to do, we didn’t give them a lot of holes and make many mistakes. They just played amazing. I don’t know even if we played our best today if we could have beat them.”

Texas entered the NCAA Championships as the top-ranked team and definitely played like it. Washington led for a total of just two holes in all five matches during the day. Texas led in every match by the 11th hole and never looked back.