UW golf teams finish fall season with solid efforts

Updated: December 5, 2011

The Husky men’s golf team closed out its fall portion of the schedule by finishing fifth as a team in the Gifford Intercollegiate at CordeValle Golf Club. All-American Chris Williams, who finished fourth out of 72 golfers, led Washington. Williams shot his third-consecutive round of 70 at the par-71 course to end up at 3-under 210.

USC, anchored by individual medalist Steve Lim, took home the team title after compiling a score of -8. Lim was 11-under 202 for the win.

Lim won by one shot over the world’s No. 1 ranked amateur Patrick Cantlay of UCLA.
Oregon was third at +20 and Virginia was fourth at +28. The No. 3 ranked Huskies ended up one shot back of the Cavaliers at +29.

• The Husky Men’s Golf team combined to shoot 4-under on the back nine during the final round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship to make a late push up the leaderboard but it wasn’t enough to overtake UCLA, who walked away from the Golf Club of Georgia with a three shot victory. UCLA rode birdies on the final hole from all five of its golfers to claim team championship honors. The Huskies ended up tied with Auburn for second with a total of 855 (-9).

• Spurred on by a second-place individual finish from Sadena Parks, the Washington Women’s Golf team ended the fall by taking home the second-place team trophy at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational hosted by the University of Hawaii and Kapolei Golf Course.

Parks fired a 4-under 68 while Soo Bin Kim shot 2-under 70 to help the Huskies combine to go 3-under 285 for the day. Washington finished the tournament at +5 (869).

Top-ranked UCLA ran away from the field for a 20-stroke victory over the second-place Huskies,

Parks finished the 54-hole tournament at 3-under 213 to tie with two other golfers for runner-up honors. Lee Lopez of UCLA won by four strokes at -7.