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Arizona Men?s Golf Finishes Fifth at Pac-10 Championships
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/27/2006
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                Liaw only UA individual in top 10

               

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s golf team shot a 13-over-par 368 Wednesday and finished in fifth place at the 2006 Pacific-10 Conference Championships at the Canyons Course at Bighorn Golf Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

 

Arizona’s 13-over tally was easily its highest of the tournament and gave the Wildcats a 24-over 1,444 total and a fifth-place finish.  UA’s final-round total was its worst over the four rounds by five strokes.

 

Brian Prouty was the only Wildcat to shoot par in Wednesday’s final round.

 

UCLA won the event with an even-par 1,420 total, 12 strokes in front of runner-up Washington.  The Bruins’ Daniel Im claimed individual medalist honors with a four-round 277 (-7).

 

Junior Henry Liaw was Arizona’s top finisher for the fifth time in seven spring events.  Liaw carded a one-over 72 Wednesday and finished tied for eighth place with a four-round 284 (E) total.  Freshman Ben Fox, who started the day in a tie for third, carded a three-over 75 and finished in 12th place at 286 (+2).

 

UA’s Brian Prouty posted an even-par 71, the Cats’ low round of the day, and moved into 13th place at 287 (+3).  Josh Esler carded a four-over 75 and his eight-over 292 total tied him for 23rd place.

 

Teammates Travis Esway and Nathan Tyler tied for 33rd and 46th places, respectively.  Esway finished with a 12-over 296, while Tyler posted an 18-over 302 tally.

 

The 2006 Pac-10 Conference Men’s Golf Championships were contested at the Canyons Course at Bighorn Golf Club.  The course is a par 71, 7,009-yard layout.  The low five scores from teams of six players made up the team totals in each round.

 

Arizona will next be in action, May 18-20, at the NCAA West Regional at Omni Tucson National Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz.

 

Team Standings                                                                                 Top-Five Individuals

1.       UCLA                                      1420 (E)                               1.    Daniel Im, UCLA................................. 67-68-70-72=277 (-7)

2        Washington                      1432 (+12)                               2.    Niklas Lemke, Arizona State............. 66-71-70-71=278 (-6)

3.       Arizona State                    1437 (+17)                               3.    Erik Olson, Washington..................... 67-70-74-70=281 (-3)       

4.       USC                                   1442 (+22)                               4.    Alejandro Canizares, Arizona State. 67-70-74-68=282 (-2)

5.       ARIZONA                           1444 (+24)                                      Tyler Ley, USC..................................... 74-67-71-70=282 (-2)

6.       Stanford                             1446 (+26)

7.       California                          1479 (+59)                                      Arizona Finishers

8.       Oregon State                    1484 (+64)                            T8.    Henry Liaw............................................ 70-73-69-72=284 (E)

9.       Washington State            1497 (+77)                            12.    Ben Fox................................................ 72-69-70-75=286 (+2)

10.    Oregon                              1500 (+80)                             13.    Brian Prouty......................................... 74-72-70-71=287 (+3)

                                                                                                    T23.    Josh Esler........................................... 71-74-72-75=292 (+8)

                                                                                                    T33.    Travis Esway...................................... 73-75-72-76=296 (+12)

                                                                                                    T46.    Nathan Tyler....................................... 74-81-72-75=302 (+18)
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