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Hernandez Leads Cats After Opening Round
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/15/2012
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Feb. 15, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona Wildcat men's golf team is in twelfth place after shooting a 294 (+6) in the opening round of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in O'ahu. California holds a four-stroke lead at eighteen under.

Junior Juan Pablo Hernandezwas the only Wildcat to shoot under par for the day, finishing the first eighteen holes tied in 22nd place at 71 (-1).

Duke's Julian Suri has the individual lead with a first-round score of 65 (-7). With two players tied for second place, Max Homa and Joel Stalter (66/-6), California sits atop the leader board shooting 270 (-18) for the day. New Mexico's James Erkenbeck is also tied for second place, and the team finished shooting 274 (-14), also for second place. UNLV rounds out the top three after shooting a 278 (-10).

For the Cats, junior Trent Redfern sits in a tie for 36th place after shooting a 72 (E) on the day. Sophomore Erik Oja is a stroke behind Redfern, 73 (+1), and is in a tie for 44th. Competing as an individual, freshman Brendan Redfern is in 49th place 74 (+2), and fellow freshman Tucker Wadkins is four strokes behind at 78 (+6) and tied for 80th. Rounding out the Arizona competitors is Chris Capo, tied at 84th, finished at 79 (+6).

Round two of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate, held at the Turtle Bay Resort's Arnold Palmer Course on O'ahu, begins tomorrow, February 16, with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. (HST).

Top 5 Teams
1. California 270 (-18)
2. New Mexico 274 (-14)
3. UNLV 278 (-10)
4. SMU 282 (-6)
   Duke 282 (-6)

Top 5 Individuals
1. Julian Suri, Duke, 65 (-7)
2. James Erkenbeck, New Mexico, 66 (-6)
    Max Homa, California, 66 (-6)
    Joel Stalter, California, 66 (-6)
5. Austin Cody (Ind.), Duke, 67 (-5)
    Kevin Penner, UNLV, 67 (-5)

Arizona Finishers
T22 Juan Pablo Hernandez 71 (-1)
T36 Trent Redfern 72 (E)
T44 Erik Oja 73 (+1)
T49 Brenden Redfern* 74 (+2)
T80 Tucker Wadkins 78 (+6)
T84 Chris Capo 79 (+7)
*Competing as an individual

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