Some good news from the college golf circuit: Darren Wallace, a junior at the University of Washington, walked away with the Pac-10 title yesterday with an 11-under 277.
A perfect putt on the 9th hole gave him an eagle and a 9-shot lead that, despite double bogeys on the 16th and 18th holes, kept him 4 shots ahead of Huskies teammate Nick Taylor.
Washington, who before the Pac-10 championships at Seattle Golf Club had never won a tournament with the team, said, “I was definitely excited to get on the course today. I was definitely feeling a little bit nervous, and it took me a little while to get to sleep last night. But it was more excitement than anything. It was a pretty comfortable lead, and to be able to come out of the gates and extend that lead was key.”
As tournament champion, Washington, who’s ranked No. 5 in the nation, gets automatic berth in the NCAA regionals, which will take place from May 14 to 16.
The DealTeam is rootin’ for ya, Darren. Go get ‘em, kiddo!