- BC Games
Kwon makes debut for U of Washington
Kevin Kwon made a successful debut for the University of Washington Dawgs men’s golf team, helping them to first and second place finishes to open the 2013/14 NCAA season. The Dawgs won at the Kikkor Husky Invitational in Bremberton, Wash. on Tuesday.
Kwon, from Pitt Meadows and playing his junior golf out of Swan-E-Set, signed with the University of Washington as a 16-year-old. He made his debut after capturing his second Canadian Junior title in August, as well as gold at the Canada Summer Games.
The Dawgs finished well ahead of second place Arizona State to win their own tournament for the third straight year.
Washington registered a three-round total of 17-under 847, which was 18 strokes better than Arizona. Oregon State was a distant third at four-over 868 in the three rounds.
Kwon started the tournament with an impressive two-under 70 before faltering with rounds of 77 and 75. He finished in a tie for 41st overall.
Kwon’s teammate Cheng Tsung-Pan took the individual title .
The team win came after Kwon’s NCAA debut at the Topy Cup in Tanagura, Japan. The Dawgs placed second at the event, with a three-day total of 12-under 819, nine strokes off Tohoku Fukushi University.
Kwon finished the tournament with an impressive three round total of one-over 211, good for a tie for 17th.
The Dawgs won’t tee it up for another month when they travel to Atlanta to for the prestigious United States Collegiate tournament, Oct. 18 to 20.
Other tournaments on the schedule include stops include the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii and The Prestige at PGA West in Palm Desert, California.
The NCAA regional championship starts May 15 in Eugene, Oregon with the finals wrapping up June 1 in Hutchison, Kansas.