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Men?s Golf Drops First Round Match at Collegiate Match Play Championship
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/30/2006
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 Cats fall, 3-2, to top-seeded Florida

 

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s golf team lost its first round match Sunday the Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Sixteenth-seed Arizona got decisive wins from the bottom two players in the lineup, but couldn’t get the decisive point in dropping a 3-2 decision to top-seeded Florida.

 

Senior Josh Esler posted a 6 and 5 win over Florida’s Jessie Mudd and sophomore Ben Fox topped UF’s Tyler Brown, 6 and 4.  But that was all the scoring for the Wildcats, as the remaining three players in the lineup, Creighton Honeck, Trey Denton and Nathan Tyler fell by respective scores of 3 and 2, 5 and 4, and 3 and 1.

 

Arizona falls into the consolation bracket and will face eighth-seeded UNLV on Monday.

 

2006 Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship
Oct. 29-31, 2006
Colonial Country Club - Fort Worth, Texas

First Round Results
(1) Florida def. (16) Arizona, 3-2
Billy Horschel, Florida def. Creighton Honeck, Arizona, 3 and 2
Manuel Villegas, Florida def. Trey Denton, Arizona, 5 and 4
Toby Ragland, Florida def. Nathan Tyler, Arizona, 3 and 1
Josh Esler, Arizona def. Jessie Mudd, Florida, 6 and 5
Ben Fox, Arizona def. Tyler Brown, Florida, 6 and 4

(9) Duke def. (8) UNLV, 3-1-1
(4) Oklahoma State def. (13) NC State, 4-1
(5) Clemson def. (12) Washington, 2-2-1*
(3) UCLA def. (14) Auburn, 3-2
(6) Coastal Carolina def. (11) Lamar, 3-2
(7) Texas A&M def. (10) Arizona State, 5-0
(2) Georgia def. (15) Minnesota, 4-1

Second Round Pairings
Winners Bracket
(1) Florida vs. (9) Duke
(4) Oklahoma State vs. (5) Clemson
(3) UCLA vs. (11) Lamar
(2) Georgia vs. (7) Texas A&M

Consolation Bracket
(8) UNLV vs. (16) Arizona
Matt Kinsinger, UNLV vs. Creighton Honeck, Arizona
Blake Trimble, UNLV vs. Travis Esway, Arizona
Ryan Keeney, UNLV vs. Nathan Tyler, Arizona
C.J. Gatto, UNLV vs. Josh Esler, Arizona
Jarred Texter, UNLV vs. Ben Fox, Arizona

(12) Washington vs. (13) NC State
(6) Coastal Carolina vs. (14) Auburn
(10) Arizona State vs. (15) Minnesota

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