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Men?s Golf Finishes 11th at Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/18/2007
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            Oriol leads Cats for second straight event

               

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s golf team shot a 13-over 301 Sunday at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga.

 

Arizona’s 301 total Sunday gave the team a three-round total of 891 (+27) placed the team 11th.  Georgia topped the 18-team field by six strokes after posting a 10-under 854 total.  Alabama (860), Aubunr (868), South Carolina (874) and Florida (881) rounded out the top-five places.

 

For the second straight event, the Wildcats were led by freshman Pedro Oriol, who carded a two-over 74 and tied for 11th place with a one-over 217 total.  He was six strokes better than the next closest Wildcat.  Georgia’s Chris Kirk captured individual medalist honors with a six-under 210 tally.

 

Josh Esler tied for 34th place at 223 (+7), while teammate Ben Fox tied for 47th place at 10-over 226.  Esler posted UA’s low round of the day on Sunday, a one-under 71.  Creighton Honeck tied for 58th place at 12-over 228.  Brian Prouty tied for 70th place at 14-over 230.

 

The 54-hole Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational was contested at Forest Heights Country Club, a par 72, 6,962-yard layout.  The Wildcats will next be in action on March 26-27 at the Oregon Invitational in Eugene, Ore.

 

Top-Five Teams                                                                                  Top-Five Individuals

1.       Georgia                                 854 (-10)                               1.    Chris Kirk, Georgia................................... 70-68-72=210 (-6)

2.       Alabama                                 860 (-4)                               2.    Brendon Todd, Georgia........................... 73-68-71=212 (-4)

3.       Auburn                                    868 (+4)                               3.    Michael Thompson, Alabama................ 71-73-69=213 (-3)

4.       South Carolina                   874 (+10)                               4.    Adam Mitchell, Georgia............................ 74-69-72=215 (-1)

5.       Florida                                  881 (+17)                                      Baker Elmore, South Carolina............... 72-69-74=215 (-1)

                                                                                                                Matt Harmon, Michigan State.................. 72-70-73=215 (-1)

 

                                                                                                                Arizona Finishers

                                                                                                    T11.    Pedro Oriol................................................ 75-68-72=217 (+1)

                                                                                                    T34.    Josh Esler................................................. 81-71-71=223 (+7)

                                                                                                    T47.    Ben Fox.................................................... 77-71-78=226 (+10)

                                                                                                    T58.    Creighton Honeck................................ 76-74-78-=228 (+12)

                                                                                                    T70.    Brian Prouty............................................ 78-74-78=230 (+14)

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