TUCSON, Ariz. ?C The University of Arizona menˇ?s golf team shot a12-over-par 300 Saturday and finished eighth at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at the Championship Course in Albuquerque, N.M.
Arizonaˇ?s 12-over final round tally gave the Wildcats a three-round total of 888 (+24) and an eighth-place placement in the 17-team field. Pepperdine won the tournament with an even-par total of 864, five strokes ahead of San Diego State. Colorado (873), Ohio State (877) and Utah (881) rounded out the top-five places.
Wildcat freshman Tarquin MacManus earned his first collegiate top-20 finish after posting UAˇ?s low round of the day. The Cairns, Queensland, Australia, product shot a one-over 73 and finished the 54-hole event tied for 14th place at four-over 220.
Senior Creighton Honeck carded a five-over 221 to tie for 18th place, while freshman Roberto Galletti tied for 39th place after posting a nine-over 225. Freshman Andrew Kelly and junior Tyler Neal finished in a tie for 65th and 69th place, respectively.
Two Wildcats competed in the field as individuals, Trey Denton and Nicholas Park. Denton tied for 18th place with a five-over 221 total, while Park tied for 34th place with an eight-over 224.
The William H. Tucker Intercollegiate was hosted by the University of New Mexico. The Championship course is a par-72, 7,350-yard layout.
Arizona will next be in action on Oct. 9-10, when the club travels to Reno, Nev., to participate in the Wolfpack Classic.
1. Pepperdine -- 864 (E)
2. San Diego State -- 869 (+5)
3. Colorado -- 873 (+9)
4. Ohio State -- 877 (+13)
5. Utah -- 881 (+17)
1. Jesse Barnsley, Pepperdine, 66-67-71=204 (-12)
2. Jacob Lestishen, New Mexico, 70-70-72=212 (-4)
Eric Shriver, Pepperdine, 70-72-70=212 (-4)
4. Nic Larson, Utah, 72-70-71=213 (-3)
5. Aaron Goldberg, San Diego State, 72-73-69=214 (-2)
T14. Tarquin MacManus, 72-75-73=220 (+4)
T18. Trey Denton*, 75-71-75-221 (+5)
T18. Creighton Honeck, 68-77-76=221 (+5)
T34. Nicholas Park*, 73-77-74=224 (+8)
T39. Roberto Galletti, 75-74-76=225 (+9)
T65. Andrew Kelly, 74-73-83=230 (+14)
T69. Tyler Neal, 78-78-75=231 (+15)
* Competing as an individual