ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Sparked by a strong finish to Saturday’s action, No. 7 Washington moved up the leaderboard at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational, finishing round two in second at 11-under for the weekend.
The Huskies were seven-under as a team on Saturday, led by Teddy Lin at four-under. Sitting one stroke over par through nine holes, the senior attacked the back nine, firing five birdies, including three straight to close the day, to move into a tie for sixth at five-under for the weekend.
“We had a really good day today and it looks like it will be the round of the day,” head coach Alan Murray said. “The guys finished strong and we battled our way into contention going into the final round. Teddy had a superb round, particularly with the way he finished.”
Finn Koelle also put together a strong back-nine, carding a two-under 70 for the day. The German international is tied for 12th, two strokes under par for the tournament.
“Another really good round from our freshman, Finn,” Murray said. “He doesn’t play like a freshman and is a really high quality player. Two under par was a good score in the wind today.”
Taehoon Song posted a one-under 71, sitting two strokes over par for the weekend, while Petr Hruby’s even-par 72 is good to put the Czech Republic native in a tie for 21st.
“Taehoon and Petr were their usual consistent selves,” Murray said. “They had some battles out there but were gritty and found ways to shoot good scores.”
Shooting the best score of the day on Saturday, the Huskies will hit the final round on Sunday six shots back of No. 11 ETSU for the team lead, leading host Georgia Tech by a single stroke.
“Very proud of the guys and their grittiness and resilience today,” Murray said. “We have a chance tomorrow which is what you hope for. Looking forward to the big football game this afternoon.”
Washington will be paired with ETSU and Georgia Tech for Sunday’s final round, teeing off from hole No. 1 starting at 7:20 p.m. PT.
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