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Men?s Golf Finishes Third at Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/12/2007
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            Oriol tied for third individually at one-under 215

               

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s golf team shot a five-over 293 Sunday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.

 

Arizona’s 293 total Sunday gave the team a three-round total of 885 placed the team third.  It was the third third-place finish in the Wildcats’ last four stroke play events.  UCLA topped the 15-team field by three strokes after posting a 10-under 874 total.  Georiga (874), Arizona (885), UNLV (886) and Minnesota (888) rounded out the top-five places.

 

The Wildcats were led all weekendby freshman Pedro Oriol, who carded a one-under 71 and tied for third place with a one-under 215 total.  It was a collegiate tournament low for the freshman from Madrid, Spain.  UCLA’s Lucas Lee captured individual medalist honors with a three-under 213 tally.

 

Josh Esler tied for 18th place at 221 (+5), while teammate Brian Prouty tied for 28th place at eight-over 224.  Both Esler and Prouty carded 74s (+2) on Sunday.  Creighton Honeck tied for 31st place at nine-over 225.  Nicholas Park tied for 63rd place at 17-over 233.

 

The 54-hole Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship was contested at Southern Highlands Golf Club, a par 72, 7,510-yard layout.  The Wildcats will next be in action on March 17-18 at the Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga.

 

Top-Five Teams                                                                                  Top-Five Individuals

1.       UCLA                                    874 (+10)                               1.    Lucas Lee, UCLA...................................... 69-72-72=213 (-3)

2.       Georgia                                877 (+13)                               2.    Alex Volpenhein, Kentucky...................... 70-75-69=214 (-2)

3.       ARIZONA                             885 (+21)                               3.    Billy Horschel, Florida.............................. 69-72-74=215 (-1)

4.       UNLV                                    886 (+22)                                      Pedro Oriol, Arizona................................ 71-73-71=215 (-1)

5.       Minnesota                           888 (+24)                                      Chris Kirk, Georgia................................... 68-76-71=215 (-1)

 

                                                                                                                Arizona Finishers

                                                                                                      T3.    Pedro Oriol................................................. 71-73-71=215 (-1)

                                                                                                    T18.    Josh Esler................................................. 73-74-74=221 (+5)

                                                                                                    T28.    Brian Prouty............................................... 76-74-74=224 (+8)

                                                                                                    T31.    Creighton Honeck.................................. 73-78-74-=225 (+9)

                                                                                                    T63.    Nicholas Park......................................... 76-80-77=233 (+17)

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