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Two Arizona Men?s Golfers Share Individual Lead at ASU Thunderbird Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 09, 2005
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 Lashley and Riehle lead the 79-man field by one stroke


TUCSON, Ariz. ?- A pair of University of Arizona men’s golfers tallied four-under totals through 36 holes Friday and share the individual lead at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.


Seniors Nathan Lashley and Kipp Riehle each posted 36-hole totals of 138 and lead the field by one stroke heading into Saturday’s final round.  Lashley posted rounds of 68 and 70 en route to his four-under tally, while Riehle carded identical 69s.  Riehle is competing as an individual.


Arizona’s 36-hole total of 574 (+6) placed the team in a tie for fourth place with Colorado State.  UNLV leads the 15-team field by six strokes with a 563 (-5) total.  Pepperdine (569) and Arizona State (573) rounded out the top five places.


Lashley, who posted his career-low tournament total and earned his highest career finish two weeks ago at the National Invitational Tournament, was joined in red numbers by sophomore Henry Liaw.  Liaw is currently tied for sixth place at 141 (-1).  Josh Esler, who is tied for 41st place, shot a five-over 147, while Nick Juszczak is tied for 46th place at 148 (+6).  Freshman Travis Esway is tied for 67th place at 152 (+10).


In addition to Riehle, two other Wildcats are in the field as individuals.  Nathan Tyler is tied for 24th place at 144 (+2) and Trey Denton is tied for 41st place at 147 (+5).


The 54-hole ASU Thunderbird Invitational concludes tomorrow at the Karsten Golf Course, a par 71, 7,025-yard layout.


Top Five Teams                         Top Five Individuals

1.  UNLV                          563 (-5)            1.  Nathan Lashley, Arizona         68-70=138 (-4)

2.  Pepperdine                569 (+1)                Kipp Riehle *, Arizona               69-69=138 (-4)

3.  Arizona State             573 (+5)          3.  Brian O’Flaherty, Pepperdine    71-68=139 (-3)

4.  ARIZONA                    574 (+6)          4. Travis Whisman, UNLV              67-73=140 (-2)

     Colorado State          574 (+6)              Gregg LaVoie, Oregon                72-68=140 (-2)

                                                                  Arizona Finishers

                                                                   T1.  Nathan Lashley     68-70=138 (-4)

                                                                   T1.  Kipp Riehle *          69-69=138 (-4)

                                                                   T6.  Henry Liaw              68-73=141 (-1)

                                                                T24.  Nathan Tyler *         71-73=144 (+2)

                                                                T41.  Josh Esler               73-74=147 (+5)

                                                                T41.  Trey Denton *          71-76=147 (+5)

                                                                T46.  Nick Juszczak         73-75=148 (+6)

                                                                T67.  Travis Esway          76-76=152 (+10)


                                                                * competed as an individual

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