Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Men's Golf in Fifth at Cowboy Classic
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 09, 2012
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April 9, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona Wildcat men's golf team finished the first day of the Tenth Annual Wyoming Cowboy Classic presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon at the North Course of the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. in fifth place with a two-round score of 555 (-5). The North Course is a Par-70, 7133-yard course.

In the team race, San Diego and Kansas State are tied for first place with identical scores of 545 (-15), and Colorado State is two strokes behind at 547 (-13). The Wildcats sit three strokes behind fourth place and fellow Pac-12 Conference foe Colorado, who finished the first two rounds with a 552 (-8).

Individually, Colorado State's Mike Muertz resides in first place with a score of 128 (-12), followed by Ben Juffer of Kansas State and Beau Schoolcraft of Colorado, who are tied for second place after carding scores of 131 (-9). Nevada's Kevin Lucas and Wichita State's Rafael Becker sit in a tie for fourth with scores of 133 (-7).

For the Wildcats, freshman Tucker Wadkins, one of four to finish the day under par, carded a 137 (-3) for a tie for 14th place. Juniors Juan Pablo Hernandez and Trent Redfern, and freshman Brenden Redfern, who is competing as an individual, all finished in a tie for 29th place with eight others with scores of 139 (-1).

The final round of the Wyoming Cowboy Classic will begin tomorrow, April 10, with a 7:30 a.m. PT shotgun start.

Top-5 Teams
1. San Diego, 272-273=545 (-15)
   Kansas State, 286-277=545 (-15)
3. Colorado State, 277-270=547 (-13)
4. Colorado, 270-282=552 (-8)
5. Arizona, 274-281=555 (-5)

Top-5 Individuals
1. Mike Muertz, Colorado State; 64-64=128 (-12)
2. Ben Juffer, Kansas State; 65-66=131 (-9)
    Beau Schoolcraft, Colorado; 64-67=131 (-9)
4. Kevin Lucas, Nevada; 67-66=133 (-7)
    Rafael Becker, Wichita State; 67-66=133 (-7)

Arizona Finishers
T14. Tucker Wadkins, 67-70=137 (-3)
T29. Juan Pablo Hernandez, 71-68=139 (-1)
T29. Trent Redfern, 67-72=139 (-1)
T29. Brenden Redfern*, 66-73-139 (-1)
T40. Erik Oja, 69-71=140 (E)
T87. Alex McMahon, 72-74=146 (+6)
*Competing as an individual

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