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Men?s Golf in Seventh Place at Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/10/2007
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             Oriol leads Wildcats with a one-under 71

               

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s golf team shot a five-over 293 Friday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.

 

One Wildcat finished under par in the first round as the team’s total of 293 placed the team in a tie for seventh place.  UCLA leads the 15-team field by three strokes after shooting a six-under 282.  Georgia (285), Georgia Tech (286), Arizona State (290) and Florida (291) rounded out the top-five places.

 

The Wildcats were led by freshman Pedro Oriol, who carded a one-under 71 and is tied for ninth place.  Texas A&M’s Martin Piller leads the 81-man field after shooting a five-under 67.

 

Josh Esler and Creighton Honeck are tied for 21st place after carding one-over 73s, while Nicholas Park and Brian Prouty currently stand in a tie for 53rd place following four-over 76s.

 

The 54-hole Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship continues through Sunday Southern Highlands Golf Club, a par 72, 7,510-yard layout.

 

Top-Five Teams                                                                                  Top-Five Individuals

1.       UCLA                                       282 (-6)                               1.    Martin Piller, Texas A&M................................... 33-34=67 (-5)

2.       Georgia                                   285 (-3)                               2.    Kevin Chappell, UCLA...................................... 33-35=68 (-4)

3.       Georgia Tech                         286 (-2)                                      Chris Kirk, Georgia........................................... 31-37=68 (-4)

4.       Arizona State                         290 (+2)                                      Brendon Todd, Georgia................................... 34-34=68 (-4)

5.       Florida                                    291 (+3)                               5.    Billy Horschel, Florida...................................... 35-34=69 (-3)

                                                                                                                Lucas Lee, UCLA.............................................. 35-34=69 (-3)

 

                                                                                                                Arizona Finishers

                                                                                                      T9.    Pedro Oriol......................................................... 33-38=71 (-1)

                                                                                                    T21.    Josh Esler......................................................... 34-39=73 (+1)

                                                                                                    T21.    Creighton Honeck............................................ 34-39=73 (+1)

                                                                                                    T53.    Nicholas Park................................................... 36-40=76 (+4)

                                                                                                    T53.    Brian Prouty....................................................... 39-37=76 (+4)

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