Washington and USC tied for the team title in The Prestige at PGA West golf tournament and UW senior Chris Williams finished tied for second among individuals.

Washington and USC tied for the team title Wednesday in The Prestige at PGA West golf tournament in La Quinta, Calif., and UW senior Chris Williams finished tied for second among individuals.

The Huskies led for most of the final round, but coupled with some untimely bogeys down the stretch and a stellar 6-under in the final round from USC, had to settle for the tie.

“From a big-picture standpoint you have to be happy that we have played two tournaments (this spring) and nobody has beat us yet,” said Huskies coach Matt Thurmond.

“But, when you’re out there competing for as many hours as we have for the last three days, it’s tough because you think you should have won.”

Williams ended up tied for second with two others with a score of 210 (3-under). A bogey on the 18th hole left him at 1-over for the day.

Cheng-Tsung Pan was second among UW finishers in sixth place.

Elsewhere

• The Western Washington men’s and women’s basketball teams are both ranked No. 1 in their respective NCAA Div. II West Regional polls, released Wednesday.

The Western men (24-0) are one of three GNAC teams ranked in the poll. Seattle Pacific is third and Alaska Anchorage eighth. The NCAA regional begins March 15 at a site to be determined.

The Western women are 19-3 and could be in line to host an NCAA regional, also starting March 15.

• The Seattle University men’s swim team was in seventh place at the Mountain Pacific swimming and diving championships in Monterey Park, Calif., after Wednesday’s action. In the 800 freestyle relay, Murray Longbotham, Tomas Mendez-Beck, Douglas Pizac and Nicolas Morrell were just 0.23 seconds off the school record.

From school news releases