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Arizona Men?s Golf in Second Place at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 25, 2005
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Liaw tied for fifth place at nine-under 135


TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona shot a 13-under par 275 total and moved into second place after Thursday’s second round of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Wahiawa, Hawaii.


Four of Arizona’s five golfers remain in the top 18 places en route to its lowest 36-hole-round total of the season.  UA’s 13-under 275 helped the Wildcats finish the second round with a 553 (-23) total.  UA stands in second place, four strokes behind New Mexico heading into tomorrow’s final round.  UNLV (556), Brigham Young (557), San Diego State (560) and Texas Tech (560) round out the top five places in the field of 22 teams.


Leading the way for Arizona individually was sophomore Henry Liaw.  Liaw fired a second round 66 (-6) and moved into a tie for fifth place with a 139 (-9) total.  Senior Nathan Lashley shot a four-under 68 and moved into a tie for eighth place.  New Mexico’s Spencer Levin, UNLV’s Ryan Moore and SMU’s Will Dodson are tied for first place at 132 (-12).


Sophomores Nathan Tyler and Josh Esler are tied for 18th place at four-under 140.  Tyler carded a one-under 71 Thursday, while Esler shot a two-under 70 .  Freshman Travis Esway stands in a tie for 31st place at 142 (-2) after carding an even par 72.


Also competing for the Wildcats was sophomore Mark Lamb, who is participating as an individual.  Lamb is tied for 38th place at one-under 143 after shooting a two-under 70.


The 54-hole John A. Burns Intercollegiate continues through Friday at Leilehua Golf Course, a par 72, 6,917-yard layout.  Arizona has won this event in each of the last two seasons.


Top Five Teams                     Top Five Individuals

1.  New Mexico             549 (-27)     1.  Will Dodson, SMU                             67-65=132 (-12)

2.  ARIZONA                  553 (-23)          Ryan Moore, UNLV                            67-65=132 (-12)

3.  UNLV                        556 (-20)          Spencer Levin, New Mexico             65-67=132 (-12)

4.  Brigham Young       557 (-19)   4.  Greg Machtaler, Brigham Young     68-66=134 (-10)

5.  San Diego State     560 (-16)    5.  Henry Liaw, Arizona                          69-66=139 (-9)

     Texas Tech              560 (-16)         Justin Madison, San Jose State      68-67=135 (-9)


                                                            Arizona Finishers

                                                              T5.  Henry Liaw                   69-66=135 (-9)

                                                              T8.  Nathan Lashley           70-68=138 (-6)

                                                            T18.  Nathan Tyler                69-71=140 (-4)

                                                            T18.  Josh Esler                   70-70=140 (-4)

                                                            T31.  Travis Esway               70-72=142 (-2)

                                                            T38.  Mark Lamb *                73-70=143 (-1)


                                                            *  competing as an individual

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