Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Cats In Ninth in Tempe
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 05, 2013
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April 5, 2013

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TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona men’s golf team competed in the first round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. at Karsten Country Club today. The Wildcats shot a score of 290 (+6) for the day. The Wildcats currently sit in a tie for ninth.

The New Mexico Lobos came out hot to start the tournament by posting a first round score of 276 (-8), five shots ahead of the second place team San Diego State. The Lobos were led by Victor Perez who shot a first round sore of 66 (-5), good for a tie for second place. Oregon State’s Nick Chianello sits atop the leader board after the first round by firing a first round score of 64 (-7).

Individually for the Wildcats, Alex McMahon were the high points for the day. Junior Alex McMahon carded a first round score of 70 (-1), and sits in a tie for 12th place.

Trent Redfern finished the first round with a score of 74 (+4) and is in a tie for 51st. Freshman Dylan Healey shot a 77 (+3) for the first round, and Juan Pablo Hernandez sits in a tie for 16th place with an even par score of 71.

The second round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational will take place tomorrow morning with the first tee time at 7:30 PST. For live results of the tournament, visit For complete results and further coverage of the University of Arizona men’s golf team, go to

Top-Five Teams

1.         New Mexico; 276 (-8)
2.         San Diego State; 281 (-3)
3.         UNLV; 283 (-1)
4.         California; 284 (E)
4.         Oregon State; 284 (E)

Top-Five Individuals

1.        Nick Chianello; Oregon State, 64 (-7)
2.        Tom Berry; San Diego State, 66 (-5)
2.        Victor Perez; New Mexico, 66 (-5)
4.        Kurt Kitayama; UNLV, 67 (-4)
5.        Grant Forrest; San Diego, 68 (-3) 

Arizona Finishers

T6.      Erik Oja, 69 (-2)
T12.    Alex McMahon, 70 (-1)
T16.    Trent Redfern, 74 (+3)
T74.    Dylan Healey, 77 (+6)
T82.    Nick Olsgaard, 78 (+7)

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