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Arizona Men?s Golf Tied for 14th Place After the First Round of the Tucker Intercollegiate
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 16, 2005
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona sits in a tie for 14th place Friday after the first round of the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate in Albuquerque, N.M.


The Wildcats opened the 2005-06 season with a seven-over-par 295 and stands in a tie for 14th place in the field of 20 teams.  Arizona trails tournament-leader Texas Tech by 15 strokes entering the second round after the Red Raiders posted a 280 (-8).  UNLV (282) and Baylor (287) round out the top three places.


Sophomore Travis Esway led UA with an even-par 72 and stands in a tie for 26th place after the first 18 holes.  He was the only member of the lineup to finish the first round at par.  Junior Josh Wilks carded a one-over 73 and is tied for 34th place.


Juniors Henry Liaw and Josh Elser stand in a tie for 61st place after shooting three-over 75s, while junior Brian Prouty is tied for 81st place at five-over 77.


Two Wildcats are competing in the field as individuals.  Junior Mark Lamb fired a one-under 71 and is tied for 13th place, two strokes ahead of Nathan Tyler, who tallied an opening-round 73 and is tied for 34th place.


The 54-hole William H. Tucker Intercollegiate continues through Saturday at The Championship Course, a par-72, 7,339-yard layout.


Top Five Teams                                    Arizona Finishers

1.       Texas Tech          280 (-8)       T13.  Mark Lamb * 35-36=71 (-1)

2.       UNLV                                282 (-6)              T26.    Travis Esway        36-36=72 (E)

3        Baylor                               287 (-1)               T34.    Josh Wilks           38-35=73 (+1)

4.       Nevada                            288 (E)                 T34.   Nathan Tyler *      34-39=73 (+1)

          San Diego State             288 (E)                 T61.   Henry Liaw          38-37=75 (+3)

          Colorado                         288 (E)                  T61.   Josh Esler          37-38=75 (+3)

          Northwestern                  288 (E)                 T81.    Brian Prouty       40-37=77 (+5)


                                                                                   * Competed as an individual

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