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Men?s Golf Tied for 15th Place at William H. Tucker Invitational
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 09/23/2006
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                Second round suspended due to darkness

               

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The second round of the William H. Tucker Invitational was suspended due to darkness Friday.  Arizona will have three holes to play tomorrow to conclude the round in Albuquerque, N.M.

 

With play suspended, the Arizona golf team currently stands in a tie for 15th place at 24-over par.  The Wildcats shot an 11-over par 299 in the first round and trailed both New Mexico and Texas Tech by 13 strokes.

 

Senior Josh Esler and junior Travis Esway led the Cats in the first round with each posting a one-over 73.  The duo was tied for 22nd place after the first 18 holes.

 

Freshman Pedro Oriol made his collegiate debut with a three-over 74 to stand in a tie for 51st place.  Junior Trey Denton and sophomore Ben Fox were tied for 81st and 88th places, respectively with first-round tallies of 78 (+6) and 79 (+7).

 

Two Wildcats are competing in the event as individuals, senior Nathan Tyler and sophomore Tyler Neal.  Tyler carded a two-over 74 in the opening round and is tied for 34th place.  Neal tallied a nine-over 81 and is tied for 101st place.

 

The William H. Tucker Invitational is being contested at The Championship Course, a par 72, 7,354-yard layout.  The event is hosted by the University of New Mexico.  Saturday’s final round will begin as soon as the second round is completed.  Tee times were originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. MDT.

 

Top-Five Teams (First Round Completed)

1.       New Mexico                            286 (-2) 

          Texas Tech                             286 (-2) 

3.       Brigham Young                    289 (+1)        

          Tulsa                                      289 (+1) 

5.       UNLV                                      290 (+2)

                                                                                                                

Arizona Finishers

T22.    Josh Esler............................................................... 73=73 (+1)

T22.    Travis Esway........................................................... 73=73 (+1)

T34.    Nathan Tyler *......................................................... 74=74 (+2)

T51.    Pedro Oriol.............................................................. 75=75 (+3)

T81.    Trey Denton............................................................. 78=78 (+6)

T88.    Ben Fox.................................................................... 79=79 (+7)

T101.    Tyler Neal *.............................................................. 81=81 (+9)

* competed as an individual 

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