April 26, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz.- The Arizona Men's Golf Team is set to compete in the Pac 10
Championships. The tournament, hosted by the University of Washington, held at
the Seattle Golf Course, a 6,836 yard, par 72 course.
The Pac 10 is one of the most dominant conferences in collegiate golf. The
conference has eight of its ten teams in the top fifty, including five in the
top 17 and three of the top five according to the latest Golfweek rankings. In
addition, the Pac 10 claims eleven of the top 50 spots on the individual list.
Matthew Giles of USC is the top rated golfer in the country. The conference
claimed spots one through three in last year's national title.
Arizona's Creighton Honeck became the sixth Wildcat to take home the
individual Pac 10 crown. Honeck beat UCLA's Kevin Chappell, the eventual
individual 2008 National Champion, in a one hole playoff. The team title was
taken home by ASU. The Sun Devils took earned the victory after winning a
playoff round against USC.
The teams and their rankings are: Arizona (36), Arizona State (16), California
(32), Oregon (46), Oregon State (70), Stanford (4), UCLA (17), USC (3),
Washington (5) and Washington State (84).
Arizona's line up will be: Tarquin MacManus, Tyler Neal, Rich Saferian, Brad
Nicholson and Philip Bagdade.
The tournament will begin tomorrow, with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. PDT The
second round will be held shortly after the conclusion of the first round. The
third round is scheduled for Tuesday, beginning at 8:00 a.m. PDT. The final 18
holes will be held Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. PDT.
Arizona's Line Up
1. Tarquin MacManus 10 72.93 3/2 64
2. Tyler Neal 10 73.97 4/1 67
3. Rich Saferian 6 73.06 1/2 66
4. Jonathan Khan 10 73.77 1/1 68
5. Brad Nicholson 10 75.20 0/0 69
6. Philip Bagdade 11 74.41 3/1 68