UW rides Wallace to title sweep

Darren Wallace and the Washington Huskies wrapped up their Pacific-10 Conference golf championships Wednesday at Seattle Golf Club.

A junior from Vancouver, B.C., Wallace highlighted the Huskies’ performance at the three-day tournament by capturing medalist honors after his closing 2-under-par 70.

His 11-under 277 total for 72 holes beat teammate and fellow Canadian Nick Taylor (281) by four strokes.

UW, the host school, won the team title at 16-under 1424 – a whopping 18 strokes ahead of Oregon (1424).

The triumph over higher-ranked teams Stanford (fourth at 1464) and Southern California (eighth at 1474) could catapult the Huskies into the West Coast’s top seed for the NCAA Regionals on May 14-16.

Wallace became the first UW golfer to win the Pac-10 title since Erik Olson in 2005.

Todd Milles, The News Tribune