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MacManus Off the Pace at West Regional
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 05/18/2008
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May 15, 2008

TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's golfer Tarquin MacManus carded an eight-over-par 80 Thursday at the 2008 NCAA West Regional in Bremerton, Wash.

Playing as an individual, MacManus was not able to get things going positively in his first NCAA regional appearMacManus Off the Pace at West Regionalance. The freshman from Cairns, Queensland, Australia, managed just one birdie during the opening round, a three on the par-4 first hole, which was his 10th hole of the day. MacManus' 80 put him in a tie for 120th place in the 141-man field.

Oregon leads the 27-team field after 18 holes with a one-over 289 total. USC, UCLA and Washington are all tied for second place, two strokes behind at 291. Oregon's Joey Benedetti is the first-round leader individually after carding a three-under 69.

The 2008 NCAA West Regional continues through Saturday at Gold Mountain Golf Club's Olympic Course, a par 72, 7,111-yard layout. Live tournament scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.

Top-Five Teams

1. Oregon..................................................... 289=289 (+1)

2. USC.......................................................... 291=291 (+3)

UCLA........................................................ 291=291 (+3)

Washington............................................ 291=291 (+3)

5. Pepperdine............................................. 292=292 (+4)

Top-Five Individuals

1. Joey Benedetti, Oregon........................ 36-33=69 (-3)

2. Eric Shriver, Pepperdine...................... 34-36=70 (-2)

3. Kevin Chappell, UCLA.......................... 37-34=71 (-1)

Rob Grube, Stanford............................. 38-33=71 (-1)

Nick Taylor, Washington...................... 37-34=71 (-1)

Isaiah Telles, Oregon........................... 37-34=71 (-1)

Dan Woltman, Wisconsin.................... 37-34=71 (-1)

Arizona Finisher

T120. Tarquin MacManus.............................. 39-41=80 (+8)

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