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Men?s Golf in Ninth Place at 2004 Topy Cup
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 09/07/2004
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s golf team stands in ninth place after the first round Tuesday of the 2004 Topy Cup in Fukushima, Japan.


Arizona posted a 12-over-par 300 in the opening round of the 2004-05 season and stands in ninth place.  Texas, one of four U.S. collegiate squads in the event, leads the 11-team field by one stroke after carding a 284 (-4) total.  Auburn (285), New Mexico (285) and Tohoku Fukushi (291) round out the top four places.


Individually, none of the five Wildcats in the lineup managed to break par.  Sophomore Henry Liaw shot a one-over 73 and currently tied for 16th place.  Senior Nick Juszczak tallied a two-over 74 and is tied for 21st place.  New Mexico’s Spencer Levin leads the 60-man after a first-round 68 (-4).


Also competing for the Wildcats was sophomore Mark Lamb, who is tied for 26th place at 75 (+3); sophomores Nathan Tyler and Josh Esler, who are tied for 46th place at 78 (+6).


The Topy Cup is an annual event held in Japan featuring collegiate teams from the United States and Japan in a 54-hole stroke play format.  Four U.S. and seven Japanese teams make up the 11-team field.


The 2004 Topy Cup continues through Thursday at the Tanagura Densha Country Club, a par 72, 6,080-yard layout.


Team Results                                              Top Five Individuals

1.    Texas                            284 (-4)           1.  Spencer Levin, New Mexico       35-33=68 (-4)

2.    Auburn                          285 (-3)           2.  Patton Kizzire, Auburn                 36-33=69 (-3)

       New Mexico                  285 (-3)                Matthew Rosenfield, Texas        35-34=69 (-3)

4.    Tohoku Fukushi          291 (+3)               Y. Haga, Chuo Gakuin                34-35=69 (-3)

5.    Chuo Gakuin               296 (+8)               Shaun Goodwin, Texas              34-35=69 (-3)

6.    Chukyo Gakuin           297 (+9)               T. Yamauchi, Chukyo Gakuin    33-36=69 (-3)

7.    Nagoya Commerce   298 (+10)

       Senshu                         298 (+10)       Arizona Finishers

9.    ARIZONA                      300 (+12)       T16.  Henry Liaw                               37-36=73 (+1)

10.  Aichi Gakuin                305 (+17)       T21.  Nick Juszczak                          38-36=74 (+2)

11.  Nihon                            308 (+20)       T26.  Mark Lamb                               37-38=75 (+3)

                                                                       T46.  Nathan Tyler                            38-40=78 (+6)

                                                                       T46.  Josh Esler                               38-40=78 (+6)

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