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Wildcats Finish in a Tie for Fifth Place at Hall of Fame Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 24, 2005
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Final round results in no change atop team, individual leader boards


HUMBLE, Texas ?- After finishing a disappointing 19 strokes behind UNLV a week ago at the Southern Highlands Collegiate, the Oklahoma State Cowboys came to Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas, with a chip on their shoulder. It showed the last two rounds of the Hall of Fame Invitational, in which the Cowboys shot a combined 22-under-par to finish at 18-under for the tournament. They held off UNLV - who was led by individual winner Ryan Moore - down the stretch as the Rebels shot 3-under on Sunday to finish the tournament two strokes back at 16-under.


"As a coach, you always want to think that your team is learning and developing from tournament to tournament," Cowboy Head Coach Mike Holder said. "I think we did that this week."


When asked to comment on the stellar play of Moore, Holder commented that, "You don’t want to give that guy an opening. He’ll step in and take your whole family. I’m glad we ran out of holes."


Moore - who fired a 10-under-par 206 - finished a single stroke ahead of Tyler Leon of Oklahoma State (-9). Leon grabbed the number two spot by besting Moore’s teammate Andres Gonzales (-8) by one shot. Spencer Levin (-5) of New Mexico was the only player to finish in the top six that was not from Oklahoma State or UNLV. Cowboy Zack Robinson tied Levin for fourth while fellow Poke Pablo Martin finished at sixth at 4-under.


The only team that finished within 29 strokes of the two runaway leaders was New Mexico (+1). First round leader TCU and Arizona tied for fifth at 15-over, a single shot ahead of seventh place Purdue (+16). One of the biggest surprises of the tournament was the play of South Carolina-Aiken. The kings of Division II fired a 3-over on the day to finish at 17-over for the tournament, tied with Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas for eighth. The bottom half of the field was composed of Wake Forest (+24), Vanderbilt (+31), Arkansas (+32), California (+33), Houston (+40), Penn State (+40), Rice (+57) and Gustavus Adolphus (+87).


2005 Hall of Fame Invitational

Final Results

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Team Scores

1.   Oklahoma State, 292-270-284=846 (-18)

2.   UNLV, 287-276-285=848 (-16)

3.   New Mexico, 292-282-291=865 (+1)

4.   Texas A&M, 294-296-288=878 (+14)

T5.  Arizona, 296-296-287=879 (+15)

T5.  TCU, 285-289-305=879 (+15)

7.    Purdue, 301-282-297=880 (+16)

T8.  Kentucky, 299-284-298=881 (+17)

T8.  Oklahoma, 292-293-296=881 (+17)

T8.  South Carolina-Aiken, 308-282-291=881 (+17)

T8.  Texas, 298-282-301=881 (+17)

12.   Wake Forest, 290-301-297=888 (+24)

13.   Vanderbilt, 297-300-298=895 (+31)

14.   Arkansas, 309-288-299=896 (+32)

15.   California, 313-293-291=897 (+33)

T16. Houston, 300-296-308=904 (+40)

T16. Penn State, 309-294-301=904 (+40)

18.   Rice, 312-304-305=921(+57)

19.   Gustavus Adolphus, 326-307-318=951 (+87)


Top 10 Individuals

1.   Ryan Moore, UNLV, 70-68-68=206 (-10)

2.   Tyler Leon, Oklahoma State, 76-64-67=207 (-9)

3.   Andres Gonzales, UNLV, 74-67-67=208 (-8)

T4.  Spencer Levin, New Mexico, 70-72-69=211 (-5)

T4.  Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State, 72-67-72=211 (-5)

6.    Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State, 70-69-73=212 (-4)

T7.  Dane Burkhart, South Carolina-Aiken, 75-67-71=213 (-3)

T7.  John Holmes, Kentucky, 75-69-69=213 (-3)

T7.  Pariya Junhasavasdikul, Purdue, 74-71-68=213 (-3)

T7.  Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest, 66-75-72=213 (-3)


Arizona Finishers

T13.  Henry Liaw, 71-72-72=215 (-1)

T31.  Nathan Lashley, 75-73-74=222 (+6)

T40.  Travis Esway, 79-73-71=223 (+7)

T44.  Josh Esler, 74-78-72=224 (+8)

T60.  Nathan Tyler, 76-78-72=226 (+10)

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