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20070514 Men's Golf Heads to Tempe for 2007 NCAA West Regional
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Release: 05/14/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><A name=OLE_LINK2></A><A name=OLE_LINK1><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On the Tee:</SPAN></B></SPAN></A><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> heads to the 2007 NCAA West Regional, May 17-19, at Karsten Golf Course in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tempe</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></st1:place> ... In eight spring events, the Wildcats have five top-five finishes, including four top-three efforts ... Since the regional format was adopted in 1989, Arizona is tied with Oklahoma State for second nationally with six regional wins ... Arizona has finished tied for first, tied for eighth, third, and second in its last four NCAA Regional appearances.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Rankings:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats are ranked 22nd in the current (May 7) Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and are No. 24 in the April 25 <I>Golf World</I>/Nike Coaches Poll.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Individually, senior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743">Brian Prouty</A></A> is top-ranked Wildcat nationally, checking in at No. 44 on the <I>Golfweek</I>/Sagarin Performance Index.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Four other UA golfers are in the top 200.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Probable <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> Lineup:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 76.5pt 1.5in 153.0pt 3.0in 3.75in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Golfer<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Yr.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Avg.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Top 10/20<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Low Rd.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Rounds<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 76.5pt 1.5in center 175.5pt 3.25in right 290.25pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743">Brian Prouty</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Sr.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>72.12<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>3/0<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>62<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>25<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 76.5pt 1.5in center 175.5pt 3.25in right 290.25pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732">Josh Esler</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Sr.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>73.47<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>0/4<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>67<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>34<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 76.5pt 1.5in center 175.5pt 3.25in right 290.25pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42755"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42755">Nathan Tyler</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Sr.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>72.16<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>3/2<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>67<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>25<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 76.5pt 1.5in center 175.5pt 3.25in right 290.25pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=179002"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=179002">Josh Wilks</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Sr.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>72.82<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>2/2<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>68<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>28<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 76.5pt 1.5in center 175.5pt 3.25in right 290.25pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=575795"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=575795">Pedro Oriol</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Fr.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>73.73<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>2/2<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>68<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>33<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">A Look at the 2007 NCAA West Regional:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> hosts 54 holes of stroke play over three days at the Karsten Golf Course, a par 72, 7,057-yard layout. As the ninth seed in the event, UA has tee times from 11:47 a.m.-12:25 p.m. PDT from the first tee on May 17 and from 7:17-7:55 a.m. from the 10th tee on May 18. Twenty-seven teams and six individuals fill out the 141-man field. Here is the field listed by seed: Stanford (1), UCLA (2), UNLV (3), USC (4), East Tennessee State (5), Brigham Young (6), Arizona State (7), Wake Forest (8), <B>Arizona (9)</B>, UC Irvine (10), South Carolina (11), Washington (12), Vanderbilt (13), Augusta State (14), Pepperdine (15), San Diego State (16), New Mexico (17), Oregon State (18), Colorado State (19), Oregon (20), California (21), Nevada (22), Denver (23), Pennsylvania (24), Detroit (25), Bucknell (26) and Monmouth (27). The six individuals are Brian Locke, Loyola Maryount; Dustin Pimm, Utah; Darrin Hall, San Diego; Michael McRae, Saint Mary&rsquo;s; Geoff Gonzalez, Cal Poly; and Thomas Petersson, Pacific.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The top-10 teams and two individuals advance to the 110th NCAA Championships, May 30-June 2, at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Williamsburg</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Va.</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Head Coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42739"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42739">Rick LaRose</A></A> . . . </SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">is in his 29th season at the helm of the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> golf program, and in that span has established the Wildcats as one of the nation&rsquo;s elite programs.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The only college coach to win both a men&rsquo;s (1992) and women&rsquo;s (1996) NCAA Championship, LaRose&rsquo;s teams have won eight NCAA Regionals, six Pac-10 crowns and three Rolex Match Play titles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In NCAA Championship play, he also has six third-place finishes, a fifth-place and two sixth-place efforts to his credit.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Since 1978, his men&rsquo;s teams have won 58 tournaments and produced 47 All-Americans.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>LaRose, who has coached two U.S. Amateur champions, was inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame on Jan. 22, 2003.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He is assisted by <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42760"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42760">John Knauer</A></A>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Last Time Out:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The University of Arizona men&rsquo;s golf team shot a final round five-over-par 365 to finish in sixth place at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s plus-five round gave the team a 72-hole total of 1,457 (+17). Only one of UA&rsquo;s six golfers was under par in the final round. USC topped the 10-team field by 36 strokes after four rounds with a 1,389 (-51) total.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> As was the case all week, the Wildcats were led individually by senior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42755"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42755">Nathan Tyler</A></A>, who finished in a tie for ninth place at three-under 285. Tyler, who was the only Wildcat under par, carded a three-over 75 over the final 18 holes to slip into the tie for ninth place. It was his third top-10 finish of the season and his best finish in three career appearances at the Pac-10 Championships. USC&rsquo;s Jamie Lovemark captured individual medalist honors with a 19-under 269 total.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Senior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=179002"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=179002">Josh Wilks</A></A> tallied UA&rsquo;s low round of the day, a three-under 69, and finished in a tie for 24th place at three-over 291. <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743">Brian Prouty</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732">Josh Esler</A></A> finished within one stroke of each other after 72 holes with Prouty tying for 36<SPAN style="POSITION: relative; TOP: -2.5pt; mso-text-raise: 2.5pt">th</SPAN><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>place at seven-over 295 and Esler tying for 41st at eight-over 296.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Last Year at the Pac-10 Championship:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Florida</st1:place></st1:State> engaged in a scoring duel Saturday that left the rest of the field in the dust as the teams shared the team championship at the 2006 NCAA Division I Men&rsquo;s Golf West Regional at Omni Tucson National Golf Course.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> The host Wildcats and Gators combined for 46 birdies and three eagles en route to topping the field by 13 strokes.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After 54 holes of action, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Florida</st1:place></st1:State> carded identical 37-under-par totals of 827.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Washington</st1:State>, which tallied the low round of the day at 271 (-17), and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> tied for third place at 24-under 840.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">North Carolina</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> finished in fifth place at 845.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> The regional win was the sixth NCAA regional crown for <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>, which is the second most in the country, and the third for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Florida</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, the 37-under-par tally matched an <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> school record for low tournament total in relation to par, while setting a new <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Florida</st1:place></st1:State> scoring record.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> On a day in which all five players for both teams finished under par, Arizona and Florida separated themselves from the rest of the 27-team field early.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>, which held a three-stroke lead entering the final round, and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Florida</st1:place></st1:State> were a combined 17-under after nine holes.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> The top-seeded Gators held a two-stroke lead heading into the last two holes before the Wildcats&rsquo; <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732">Josh Esler</A></A> single-handedly closed the gap with an 18-foot birdie putt on No. 17 and a 12-footer on No. 18 to clinch a tie for the team title.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State> freshman Billy Horschel and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Nevada</st1:place></st1:State> senior Casey Watabu tied for individual medalist honors with 13-under 203 totals.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Horschel carded a six-under 66 Saturday, while Watabu fired an eight-under 64, the low individual round of the tournament, to top the 141-man field.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 22.5pt 1.5in 3.25in 247.5pt right 4.75in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:State><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Individuals<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>Top-Five Teams</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 22.5pt dotted 1.5in blank 3.25in 247.5pt right dotted 4.75in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T5.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732">Josh Esler</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1 dotted">.................... </SPAN>69-69-68=206 (-10)<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><B>1.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZONA</st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1 dotted">................... </SPAN>827</B><o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 22.5pt dotted 1.5in blank 3.25in 247.5pt right dotted 4.75in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T9.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=178994"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=178994">Ben Fox</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1 dotted">........................ </SPAN>71-68-68=207 (-9)<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Florida</st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1 dotted">........................ </SPAN>827<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 22.5pt dotted 1.5in blank 3.25in 247.5pt right dotted 4.75in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T18.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42750"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42750">Henry Liaw</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1 dotted">.................. </SPAN>74-66-69=209 (-7)<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>3.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> State<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1 dotted">............. </SPAN>840<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 22.5pt dotted 1.5in blank 3.25in 247.5pt right dotted 4.75in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T22.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743">Brian Prouty</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1 dotted">................. </SPAN>69-70-71=210 (-6)<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1 dotted">................ </SPAN>840<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 22.5pt dotted 1.5in blank 3.25in 247.5pt right dotted 4.75in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T38.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=69967"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=69967">Travis Esway</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1 dotted">............... </SPAN>70-73-70=213 (-3)<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>5.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">North Carolina</st1:place></st1:State> State<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1 dotted">... </SPAN>845<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">All-Conference:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Seniors <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743">Brian Prouty</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42755"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42755">Nathan Tyler</A></A> were recognized with all-Pac-10 honors in voting done by the league&rsquo;s head men&rsquo;s golf coaches. Prouty was a second team selection, while <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tyler</st1:place></st1:City> received honorable mention accolades.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Since joining the Pac-10 in 1978-79, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> men&rsquo;s golf has had 91 student-athletes earn all-Pac-10 honors. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Karsten Course Notes:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Back in 1998, the last year <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> hosted the NCAA West Regional, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> placed fourth with a 10-over-par 874 tally.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA&rsquo;s Andy Barnes (T6th/214) and Rory Sabbatini (T9th/215) each collected top-10 finishes individually.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Jumping ahead to 2007, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> finished fifth at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on April 15, held at the same Karsten Course with a 12-under 852 total.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Included in that effort was a second-round 277 (-11), which was <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s lowest round in relation to par this season.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Quite a Field:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>One-third of the NCAA West Regional field is a former national champion.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Yes, nine of the 27 teams in the field have won at least one national championship in its program&rsquo;s history (<st1:City w:st="on">Arizona</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> State, <st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State>, Pepperdine, Stanford, UCLA, UNLV, USC and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Wake</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Forest</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, the field includes 10 teams that won conference championships this season.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">A Quicker Solution: </SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>On a team where it took 10 stroke play events to settle on a regular lineup, a quick glance at the rounds at par or better statistical category could have expedited the process.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Each of the top five players in that category will be in action this week.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42755"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42755">Nathan Tyler</A></A> (14), <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732">Josh Esler</A></A> (13), <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=179002"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=179002">Josh Wilks</A></A> (12), <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743">Brian Prouty</A></A> (12) and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=575795"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=575795">Pedro Oriol</A></A> (11) all lead the team in that category.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Cumulatively, that group has shot par or better in 44.6 percent of its rounds played this season (62 of 139).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Individually, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tyler</st1:place></st1:City> leads the way with a 56 percent success rate of reaching or breaking par (14 of 25).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On a Rotational Basis:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA head coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42739"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42739">Rick LaRose</A></A> said of his team earlier this season, &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got a bunch of blue collar guys.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s just the way they&rsquo;ve performed this season ? with no superstars.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the 12 varsity stroke play events this season, a total of six different players have been the Wildcats&rsquo; top finisher.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743">Brian Prouty</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=575795"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=575795">Pedro Oriol</A></A> have three apiece, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tyler</st1:place></st1:City> has two, and Wilks and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=178997"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=178997">Creighton Honeck</A></A> have one each.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Strong Start:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Left wrist surgery cost senior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743">Brian Prouty</A></A> to miss the entire fall season, but he rebounded with a flourish.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></st1:place>, native won his first event of the season ? the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate ? with a 14-under 199 total.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Perhaps the rehab was worth it because Prouty registered a 62 (-9) in his first round en route to an eventual four-stroke win.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He followed that up with a tie for fourth place at the John Burns Intercollegiate on Feb. 23 with an eight-under 208.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The red-hot start vaulted Prouty to the No. 1 ranking in the Golf Week/Sagarin Performance Index, the first UA golfer to achieve the feat.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He also earned Pac-10 Golfer-of-the-Month honors for February 2007.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>To date, Prouty&rsquo;s victory at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate is UA&rsquo;s only individual medalist honor of the season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He has a 72.00 stroke average over his last 10 rounds played.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Clutch:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Trailing by two strokes with two holes to play in last season&rsquo;s NCAA West Regional, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42732">Josh Esler</A></A> stepped up and carded birdies on both holes to clinch a tie for the team title. They weren&rsquo;t your garden-variety birdies either. Esler knocked in an 18-footer on No. 17 and followed with a 12-footer on No. 18. In addition to the pressure that would normally accompany such an effort, Tucson National&rsquo;s par-4 18th hole played as the most difficult during the regional ? an average of +0.43 strokes above par for the three-round event.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He is also the most-experienced Wildcat in the field with 152 career rounds played.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Finishing Strong:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Few Wildcats have shown the ability to close out tournaments as well as <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=179002"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=179002">Josh Wilks</A></A>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In his nine appearances this season, Wilks has a final-round stroke average of 71.11, which is the lowest on the team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Of his five rounds in the 60s this season, three have come over the final 18 holes.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The senior from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></st1:place>, has extended that to his overall play of late, as he is averaging 72.46 strokes over his last 13 rounds played.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Top of the List:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Senior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42755"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42755">Nathan Tyler</A></A> was <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s top finisher at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships with a three-under 71-70-69-75=285 total to tie for ninth place.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was his third top-10 placing of the season, which tied him for the team lead, and his fourth under-par tournament total of the season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Over his last three events (10 rounds), the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></st1:place>, product has a 71.20 stroke average.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">In His Last Visit:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=575795"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=575795">Pedro Oriol</A></A>&rsquo;s last visit to the Karsten Course was a good one, as he tied for 17th place with a 214 total.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The two-under tally was a season low for the native of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Madrid</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Spain</st1:country-region></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">What&rsquo;s at Stake:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> hopes to extend its string of consecutive NCAA Championship appearances to 21 with a finish of 10th or better this weekend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Entering the regional, UA&rsquo;s streak of 20 straight championship appearances is the second longest active streak in the nation.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Only <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oklahoma</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType>&rsquo;s string of 60 tops <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s efforts.</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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