University of Washington men come from behind to win Pac-10 title

Updated: June 1, 2010

With the Pac-10 title still in contention up until the very last hole, Washington outlasted tournament-leader Stanford for the 2010 Pac-10 Men’s Golf Championship. The final round at the ASU Karsten Golf Course ended with a clutch putt by Washington senior Richard Lee, who led the sixth-ranked Huskies to their second straight Conference title. Washington is the first team to win back-to-back titles since USC won in 2001 and 2002. The Huskies also set a Pac-10 record for lowest 72-hole stroke total in Pac-10 history (1,383), beating Arizona State’s record of 1,384, set in 2000. Both records were set at the ASU Karsten Golf Course, the last time the Sun Devils hosted the Pac-10 Championship. Washington Coach Matt Thurmond knew it would be tough to come out of the tournament as Champions, but said it feels great to win it.

Washington’s Lee, who led the Huskies, ended with 14-under 270 (64-70-68-68) for the tournament and shot a 3-under 68 on the day. The senior placed third in the individual competition.

Pac-10 Men’s Championships
At Karsten Course, Tempe
1. Washington 37 under; 2, Stanford 34 under.; 3, USC 19 under; 4. ASU 19 under; 5. Oregon State 13 under; 6. (T6) Oregon 11 under and Cal 11 under; 8, UCLA 3 under; 9. Arizona 1 over; 10. Washington State 18 over.