SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The 2023 Lamkin San Diego Classic concluded Tuesday after three rounds of competition over two days, and a trophy in the hands of the top-performing Husky. Petr Hruby, who began the day tied for first, won medalist honors by four strokes, finishing the tournament at 12-under par, having shot 3-under in the final round.
The victory marks the first career tournament win for Hruby, who entered with four prior top-five finishes. It is the first time a Husky has won a tournament since Noah Woolsey won the Pac-12 Championship last year.
“So happy for and proud of Petr,” said UW coach Alan Murray. “His ability has never been in doubt, but it was just a matter of piecing it all together and he did that in style this week.”
Washington’s team total was 857 strokes, 7-under par, good enough for third place among the teams competing. Finishing ahead of the Huskies were New Mexico (20-under 844) and tournament host, San Diego State (19-under 845).
Hruby had a strong opening round to start the tournament on Monday, notching four birdies through round 1, but it was in the second round that he solidified himself as one of the leaders. The senior turned in a score of 8-under par, amassing eight birdies over round two. Hruby collected three birdies in the final round, two coming back-to-back on holes 14 and 15.
“He played so well and was so composed, never got flustered and showed amazing poise and composure to go along with a monster golf game,” Murray added. “He has shown what he is capable of, and I know that he will be hungry for more after this week.”
A strong final round from senior Bo Peng helped UW finish in the top three, as he carded a 5-under par 67. Peng’s score, which included a pair of eagles, was the low round of the day, and his leap of 36 spots on the player leaderboard from his round two standing was the biggest jump of any player in the field.
“Great round from Bo, he had a barnstorming finish and showed great resiliency to bounce back from a frustrating first day for him. Hopefully he takes a lot of confidence from that.”
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