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Men?s Golf Junior Varsity Finishes Fifth at Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/31/2006
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Wilks ties for third individually with a seven-under 209

               

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s golf junior varsity team finished in fifth place Tuesday at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M.  

 

Arizona posted a final-round tally of 295 and finished the 54-hole event with an 877 total, which placed the team fifth in the 12-team field.  UA’s 13-over tally for the tournament was 26 strokes behind tournament-winner and host New Mexico State.  Nebraska (861), San Jose State (867) and Weber State (869) rounded out the top five places.

 

Josh Wilks was Arizona’s top finisher, concluding play Tuesday with a seven-under 209 total and a tie for third place.  Wilks’ tournament tally was the lowest by a Wildcat this season.  He is also the first UA player to post three under-par rounds in one event in 2006-07.  Nebraska’s Brady Schnell captured individual medalist honors with a 10-under 206.

 

Three other Wildcats finished in the top 30 places.  Ben Marsh tied for 21st place at six-over 222.  Nicholas Park tied for 25th place at seven-over 223, while Tyler Neal tied for 30th place at eight-over 224.

 

Josh Porter finished in 61st place at 21-over 237.

 

The Herb Wimberly was contested at the New Mexico State University Golf Course, a par 72, 7,074-yard layout.

 

Top-Five Teams                                                                                  Top-Five Individuals

1.       New Mexico State               851 (-13)                               1.    Brady Schnell, Nebraska...................... 67-70-69=206 (-10)

2.       Nebraska                                861 (-3)                               2.    Freddy Esparza, New Mexico State....... 71-70-67=208 (-8)

3.       San Jose State                     867 (+3)                               3.    Josh Wilks, Arizona................................ 68-70-71=209 (-7)       

4.       Weber State                          869 (+5)                                      Rosco Valentine, San Jose State.......... 67-70-72=209 (-7)

5.       ARIZONA JV                       877 (+13)                               5.    Matt Montez, San Jose State................... 67-74-70=211 (-5)

 

                                                                                                                Arizona Finishers

                                                                                                      T3.    Josh Wilks.................................................. 68-70-71=209 (-7)

                                                                                                    T21.    Ben Marsh................................................. 69-79-74=222 (+6)

                                                                                                    T25.    Nicholas Park........................................... 79-73-71=223 (+7)

                                                                                                    T30.    Tyler Neal.................................................. 72-73-79=224 (+8)

                                                                                                      61.    Josh Porter............................................. 78-79-80=237 (+21)

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