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Men?s Golf in Ninth Place at Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 26, 2004
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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 Event shortened to 36 holes due to rain; Liaw tied for 12th place at 74


TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona’s men’s golf team stands in ninth place after Monday’s first round of the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge at Bandon Dunes Golf Course in Bandon, Ore.


Battling heavy rains, Arizona shot a 19-over-par 307 and stands in ninth place.  The Wildcats are 16 strokes behind tournament-leader UCLA, who carded a three-over 291.  Arizona State (296), USC and Northwestern (298), and Washington (301) rounded out the top-five places in the field of 14.


The weather washed out Monday afternoon’s scheduled second round.  The tournament will be shortened to 36 holes with Tuesday’s round scheduled to begin at approximately 9 a.m. PDT.


Sophomore Henry Liaw led Arizona with a two-over 74.  The Rowland Heights, Calif., product is tied for 12th place in the field of 70, four strokes behind Northwestern’s Bryson Young, who carded a two-under-par 70.


Teammate Travis Esway shot a five-over 77 Monday and stands in a tie for 31st place.  Senior Nathan Lashley and sophomore Nathan Tyler each shot a six-over 78 and are tied for 43rd place.  Also competing for the Wildcats was senior Nick Juszczak, who is tied for 57th place after carding a eight-over 80.


The Bandon Dunes Golf Course is a par 72, 7,040-yard layout.


Top Five Teams                                  Top Five Individuals

1.    UCLA                        291 (+3)      1.  Bryson Young, Northwestern              33-37=70 (-2)

2.    Arizona State           296 (+8)      2.  Alejandro Canizares, Arizona State   35-36=71 (-1)

3.    USC                          298 (+10)        Taylor Wood, USC                                 38-33=71 (-1)

       Northwestern          298 (+10)   4.  John Poucher, UCLA                            34-38=72 (E)

5.    Washington            301 (+13)         Alex Prugh, Washington                      34-38=72 (E)


                                                              Arizona Finishers   

                                                             T12.  Henry Liaw                                35-39=74 (+2)

                                                             T31.  Travis Esway                             42-35=77 (+5)

                                                             T43.  Nathan Lashley                        38-40=78 (+6)

                                                             T43.  Nathan Tyler                             37-41=78 (+6)

                                                             T57.  Nick Juszczak                          39-41=80 (+8)


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