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20070301 Brian Prouty is Nation?s Top-Ranked Golfer
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Release: 03/01/2007
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COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Typographic Ext'">&shy;&shy;? </SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK22"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK23"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK24"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK25"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK26"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK28"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK29"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK30"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK18"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK19"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK20"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK21"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK27"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">After two strong performances to open the spring season, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> men&rsquo;s golfer <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=42743">Brian Prouty</A></A> is the nation&rsquo;s top-ranked golfer.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; 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COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Prouty, a 6-foot senior from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></st1:place>, took over the top ranking in the <I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Golfweek</I>/Sagarin Performance Index with a rating of 67.87 through two events.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The <I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Golfweek</I>/Sagarin rating system ranks every NCAA Division I golfer to compete this season.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK22"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK23"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK24"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK25"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK26"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK28"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK29"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK30"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK18"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK19"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK20"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK21"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK27"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK22"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK23"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK24"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK25"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK26"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK28"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK29"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK30"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK18"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK19"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK20"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK21"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK27"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Since undergoing wrist surgery in the fall, Prouty has enjoyed quite a bit of success in two appearances to date, collecting a win and a tie for fourth place.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He made his 2006-07 debut by winning the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate with a three-round total of 199 (-14) on Jan. 30, a score that included a career-low 62 (-9) in the first round of the event.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was his first career victory.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK22"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK23"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK24"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK25"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK26"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK28"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK29"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK30"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK18"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK19"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK20"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK21"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK27"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK22"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK23"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK24"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK25"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK26"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK28"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK29"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK30"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK18"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK19"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK20"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK21"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK27"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">He followed that up with a tie for fourth place at the John Burns Intercollegiate, Feb. 23, with an eight-under 208 tally.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK22"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK23"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK24"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK25"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK26"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK28"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK29"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK30"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK18"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK19"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK20"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK21"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK27"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK22"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK23"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK24"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK25"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK26"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK28"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK29"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK30"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK18"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK19"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK20"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK21"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK27"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">All told, four of his six rounds played have been in the 60s and five of six have been at par or better.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The former walk-on leads the Wildcats with a 67.83 stroke average.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK22"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK23"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK24"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK25"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK26"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK28"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK29"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK30"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK18"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK19"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK20"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK21"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK27"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 1.0in"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK22"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK23"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK24"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK25"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK26"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK28"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK29"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK30"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK18"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK19"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK20"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK21"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK27"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> men&rsquo;s golf team will next be in action, March 9-11, at the Las Vegas Invitational in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Las Vegas</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Nev.</st1:State></st1:place></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P>
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