Aug. 1, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. - A pair of University of Arizona men's golfers are scheduled to compete in the 109th Western Amateur Championship in Glenview, Ill.
A native of Cairns, Queensland, Australia, who just completed his collegiate eligibility, MacManus led the Wildcats with a 72.82 scoring average and was UA's top finisher in seven of 15 appearances. He had five top-10 finishes to his credit in 2010-11 and 15 of his 44 rounds played were at par or better, including eight rounds in the 60s with a low of 65.
Redfern, a junior-to-be from Austin, Texas, posted a 76.57 scoring average in 21 rounds played. Four of his seven appearances came with the UA varsity team. His best finish was a tie for 38th place at the Arizona Intercollegiate in February. His low round of the season was a two-under 70 at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate last October.
MacManus opens play on Tuesday at 8:40 a.m. CDT from the first tee, while Redfern follows at 9:20 a.m. MacManus starts his second round Wednesday from the 10th tee at 1:40 p.m., while Redfern is scheduled to start his second round at 2:20 p.m.
Following two days of stroke play, the 156-man field will be cut to the low 44 players including ties. Thirty-six additional holes of stroke play are used to cut the field to 16 players, where the winner is then determined by match play.
In addition to the two Wildcats, the 109th Western Amateur Championship features the top four ranked amateur players in the world.