San Diego State hosted the San Diego Intercollegiate at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, California. The course is a par-72, encompassing 7,033 yards and apparently, according to its website, people can
drive into immaculate fairways whose perfection is the envy of country club superintendents everywhere, survey putts on greens that call for every bit as much bravery as skill.
However, according to Sally, on google reviews, though the course is good don't get married there because the Event Manager, as well as some of the bar tenders, are rude. To make matters worse, the course apparently doesn't accept ANY MAJOR CREDIT CARDS! But I digress ...
more after the jump ...
The tournament ran Monday and Tuesday (2/13 - 2/14), and there were three rounds (2 on Monday). The line-up included 15 teams, seven (7) of which were in the top 50, four (4) of which were in the top 10. (All four (4) of those teams were from the Pac-12: #9 USC, #5 UW, #4 Stanford and #3 UCLA.)
At the end of the first round, Chris Williams was in the lead at -2. Then, in the second round, mother nature had sinister plans. Wind and rain buffeted all the golfers, and only six (6) golfers were able to actually finish the round. The round was brutal for the Huskies, as everyone but Williams finished over par. However, after 2 rounds, the Huskies were still in the lead.
Entering the final round, the Huskies held a 5-shot lead over USC, and a 14-shot lead over UCLA. The Dawgs shot a 1-under-par as a team, and secured the victory over the Trojans by seven (7) shots. Four (4) of the five (5) Husky golfers were in the top 14, three (3) were in the top 7.
The Dawgs, ranked 26th in the country as of February 12, had two (2) matches last week: #26 Michigan and #62 UC Santa Barbara.
Against the Wolverines, the Husky doubles teams took 2 of 3 matches, and then the singles dominated Michigan, taking 5 of 6 matches. In my opinion, Michigan never stood a chance ... they basically lost before they flew into Sea-Tac, but don't tell them that.
The match of the day was between both teams' prospective #1s: Michigan's Evan King (6th nationally) and UW's Kyle McMorrow (15th nationally). McMorrow won in straight sets (6-3)(7-6), and this was the second time he has smoke King this season. LOOKOUT NADAL!! McMorrow is coming for you!
Against UC Santa Barbara, the Huskies won all seven (7) matches. In fact, all of the singles matches were won in straight sets.