Washington, Oregon advance to NCAA Golf Championships

Updated: June 4, 2012

The University of Washington and University of Oregon men’s golf teams made it through regional play to advance to the NCAA Golf Championships. The event will be held at Riveria Country Club in Los Angeles.

Washington came from behind to win the regional in Norman, Okla., led by the solid play of Chris Williams. Williams put together rounds of 73-68-68, including an eagle on the 18th hole in the third round and earned medalist honors. Washington won by four shots over Texas. For Williams, it was his sixth career victory and third of the season. The regional victory was Washington’s third in team history.

Oregon finished second in the regional at Ann Arbor. Daniel Miernicki led the way with a second-place finish individually. Oregon advances to its 25th NCAA Golf Championship appearance and fourth in coach Casey Martin’s six-year tenure.

University of Oregon’s Eugene Wong Pac-12 Golfer of Year

University of Oregon golfer Eugene Wong was named the Pac-12 Golfer of the Year while both the Ducks and Washington had multiple players among the conference all-star teams.

Washington golfers Chris Williams and Cheng-Tsung Pan were named to the All-Pac-12 First Team as were Oregon’s Daniel Miernick and Wong.

• University of Oregon golfer Cassy Isagawa was named to the Pac-12’s first team for women to lead Northwest connections.

Washington freshman SooBin Kim was selected as a second-team member of Pac-10 women’s golf team. Erynne Lee of Silverdale and a freshman at UCLA was also selected to the second team.

California beats Oregon in playoff for Pac-12 championship

The University of Oregon men’s golf team lost in a playoff to California at the Pac-12 golf championships at Trysting Tree in Corvallis.

Oregon State was fifth and the University of Washington was seventh.

It didn’t all go bad for the Huskies at the tournament. Junior All-American Chris Williams was able to notch a ninth-place finish, the 19th top-10 of his career. He is now third among Huskies for most top-10 results.

Stanford’s Andrew Yun ended up claiming the individual championship. He was -13 overall, two shots better than Oregon’s Daniel Miernicki.

Cal won the team title in a two-hole playoff over Oregon. Both ended 72 holes of play at -12. It is the second-consecutive year that the Ducks lost the Pac-12 Championship in a playoff. USC was third at 8-under and UCLA was fourth at -7. Host Oregon State was fifth (+7) and Stanford was sixth (+8).

• The season for the Husky women’s golf team came to an end when the team shot 17-over 305 in the final round of the NCAA East Region and finished outside the top-8 cutline.