Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Men's Golf in Eighth at ASU/Thunderbird Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 14, 2007
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TEMPE, Ariz. -  The Arizona men’s golf team is currently tied for eighth after one round of play at the 2007 ASU/Thunderbird Invitational.  The Wildcats carded a one-under par 287 on Friday to tie with the University of California.  Leading the 15 team field is the University of Oregon with a score of 277 (-11), one stroke ahead of fellow Pac-10 team University of Southern California.


Individually, Derek Sipe of Oregon stands in first place after carding a seven-under par 65 in the first round.


Senior Josh Esler leads the Wildcats with a score of 70 (-2) to tie for 11th after the first round.


Freshman Pete Oriol is tied for 31st after carding an even-par 72, one stroke ahead of senior Nathan Tyler who currently stands in a tie for 44th place.


Junior Trey Denton and senior Brian Prouty are tied for 58th after shooting a two-over par 74 on Friday.


Sophomore Ben Fox is tied for 73rd with a score of 76 (+4).  Senior Ben Marsh is one stroke behind Fox and stands in a tie for 78th place.


The tournament continues tomorrow with a second round tee time of 7:30am.


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Top Five Teams

1. Oregon                                  277 (-11)

2. USC                                      278 (-10)

3. Texas Tech                            279 (-9)

4. Arizona State                         281 (-7)

T5. Oklahoma                            282 (-6)

      Texas A&M                         282 (-6)


Arizona Individual Finishes

T11. Josh Esler                         70 (-2)

T31. Pete Oriol                          72 (E)

T44. Nathan Tyler                       73 (+1)

T58. Trey Denton                       74 (+2)

T58. Brian Prouty                       74 (+2)

T73. Ben Fox                            76 (+4)

T78. Ben Marsh                         77 (+5)


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