Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Men's Golf Takes Fifth at ASU/Thunderbird Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 16, 2007
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TEMPE, Ariz. ?- The Arizona men’s golf team claimed fifth place at the ASU/Thunderbird Invitational after carding an even par 288 on Sunday.  The Wildcats shot a three-day total of 852 (-12), to finish eight strokes behind tournament winner Oregon.


Charlie Beljan of New Mexico won the individual crown with a total score of 201 (-15).


Senior Josh Wilks and freshman Pete Oriol tied for 17th with a total score of 214 (-2).  Wilks carded a two over par 74 on Sunday, while Oriol carded a two under par 70 to finish as the only Wildcats in the top-20.


Senior Nathan Tyler carded his lowest score of the tournament, a two under par 70, on Sunday to finish in a tie for 23rd place.  The Tucson native totaled a score of 215 (-1) through 54 holes of play.  Fellow senior Brian Prouty also tied for 23rd place with a score of one under par 215.


Senior Josh Esler and junior Trey Denton tied for 30th place, two stokes behind Tyler and Prouty.


Senior Ben Marsh tied for 55th place with a score of 222 (+6) after three rounds of play.  The Paradise Valley, Ariz., product carded his lowest score, a three under par 69, on Sunday to jump from 78th place.


Sophomore Ben Fox tied for 72nd place after carding a two over par 74 on Sunday.  The Studio City, Calif., native shot a 226 (+10) through 54 holes.


The Wildcats will next be in action at the Pac-10 Conference Championships in Eugene, Oregon, April 23-25.


Top Five Teams

1. Oregon                                  277-279-288=844 (-20)

2. Arizona State                         281-283-283=847 (-17)

3. USC                                      278-285-286=849 (-15)

4. Texas A&M                           278-279-289=850 (-14)

5. ARIZONA                              287-277-288=852 (-12)               


Arizona Individual Finishes

T17. Josh Wilks                         72-68-74=214 (-2)

T17. Pete Oriol                          72-72-70=214 (-2)

T23.  Brian Prouty                      74-65-76=215 (-1)

T23. Nathan Tyler                       73-72-70=215 (-1)

T30. Josh Esler                         70-73-74=217 (+1)

T30. Trey Denton                       74-73-70=217 (+1)

T55. Ben Marsh                         77-76-69=222 (+6)

T72. Ben Fox                            76-76-74=226 (+10)

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