WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – Competing for the first time in 2024, No. 4 Washington Men’s Golf resumes its season Monday through Wednesday at the Southwestern Intercollegiate Invitational, hosted by Pepperdine at North Ranch Country Club.
“We are looking forward to getting the spring season started,” Husky head coach Alan Murray said. “It feels like a long time since our last event of the Fall and everyone is excited to get going again.”
The Huskies will be joined by two other ranked teams in the Clippd NCAA Divison I Men’s rankings in No. 18 California and No. 21 Texas Tech. The Dawgs will be paired with the Golden Bears and host Pepperdine in the opening round.
“Preparations haven’t been ideal due to the bad weather we have experienced but I think every region of the country has been dealing with unusually bad weather in the last few weeks,” Murray said. “We have had a good week of qualifying and our guys are pretty resilient at rolling with the punches.”
Play will begin at 8 a.m. PT each day at North Ranch Country Club from holes 1 and 10. The Huskies will be competing on a par-71 course at 6,800 yards on the Lakes and Oaks courses. Live scoring will be available through SMART Golf.
“North Ranch is a really good golf course,” Murray said. “This tournament always attracts a strong field and this year is no different. It is a great test right out of the gates for us and we have some guys with multiple events here which will be very helpful. The course demands good shots and a sharp mind so I believe it is the perfect place to start off.”
Washington’s lineup for the Southwestern Invitational is as follows:
1. Petr Hruby
2. Teddy Lin
3. Finn Koelle
4. Taehoon Song
5. Drew Warford
Individual – Justin Bai
“Drew Warford comes in to the lineup for Bo Peng who is sick and won’t travel with us,” Murray said. “Drew played for us at Sahalee and I know he is excited to have the chance to play as a starter for us this coming week. Justin Bai will play in his first college event as a freshman and he will compete as an individual so it’s a great chance for him to experience a great course and a strong field at the collegiate level.”