April 27, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. - With four golfers at par or better on Tuesday, the University of Arizona men's golf team posted its best round to date at the 2010 Pac-10 Championships in Tempe, Ariz.
Led by sophomore Philip Bagdade, who carded a career-low 65, Arizona posted a third-round tally of 346 (-9) to stand in eighth place with a 1,055 (-10) total. Arizona's nine-under round equaled the second-lowest round of the day, as golfers battled windy conditions at times with temperatures in the 90s.
Stanford leads the 10-team event with a 1,023 (-42) total, ahead of Washington (1,030), host Arizona State (1,036) and UCLA (1,044). ASU's Jesper Kennegard leads the 60-man field by two shots heading into tomorrow's final round with a 17-under 196 total.
Junior Tarquin MacManus continues to pace Arizona, as the Cairns, Queensland, Australia, native sits in a tie for 11th place at eight-under 205. He carded a four-under 67 Tuesday to move up five places on the individual leader board. He is the lone Wildcat to be at par or better in each round of this event.
Bagdade's 65, which was also UA's low round of the season, vaulted him into a tie for 18th place at four-under 209. This is Bagdade's best 54-hole total of the season and the second-best of his career.
Junior Jonathan Khan, who tallied a one-under 70, and freshman Trent Redfern, who posted his second consecutive even-par 71, were the other Cats to finish Tuesday's round at par or better. Khan currently sits in a tie for 38th place at two-over 215, while Redfern is tied for 50th place at seven-over 220.
The 72-hole 2010 Pac-10 Men's Golf Championships count the low five scores per round for each six-man team. The event concludes tomorrow at the Karsten Golf Course, a par-71, 7,057-yard layout. Arizona's final-round tee times begin on the 10thn hole at 8:24 a.m. PDT.
Top-Five Teams 1. Stanford 330-345-348=1,023 (-42) 2. Washington 338-352-340=1,030 (-35) 3. Arizona State 337-351-348=1,036 (-29) 4. UCLA 340-353-351=1,044 (-21) 5. USC 340-349-356=1,045 (-20)
Top-Five Individuals 1. Jesper Kennegard, Arizona St.63-66-67=196 (-17) 2. Joseph Bramlett, Stanford 66-66-66=198 (-15) 3. Eric Mina, California 65-68-67=200 (-13) 4. Gregor Main, UCLA 68-69-64=201 (-12) 5. Chris Williams, Washington 71-68-63=202 (-11) T.J. Vogel, USC 65-70-67=202 (-11) Richard Lee, Washington 64-70-68=202 (-11)
Arizona Finishers T11. Tarquin MacManus 67-71-67=205 (-8) T18. Philip Bagdade 71-72-76=209 (-4) T32. Rich Saferian 68-72-73=213 (E) T38. Jonathan Khan 73-72-70=215 (+2) T42. Juan Pablo Hernandez 72-72-72=216 (+3) T50. Trent Redfern 78-71-71=220 (+7)