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Men's Golf in Eighth Place at Hall of Fame Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 19, 2005
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Liaw in a tie for 10th place individually

HUMBLE, Texas ?- TCU jumped out to an early lead over the rest of the field at the Hall of Fame Invitational Friday at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas. A balanced effort from the Horned Frogs led to a 3-under 285, two shots ahead of UNLV - the only other team to finish the day under par. Individually, Wake Forest’s Kyle Reifer’s leads with a 6-under-par 66.

"The thing I’m most pleased with is the fact that both our four and five guys shot 74s," said TCU coach Bill Montigel. "Colby (Beckstrom), J.J. (Killeen) and David (Schultz) have been pretty solid all year long. The thing that’s been hurting us all year is having to count an awfully high score on that fourth spot."

TCU is two shots ahead of UNLV and five strokes in front of Wake Forest. New Mexico is tied for fourth with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at 4-over. The Aggies of Texas A&M came in at seventh with a 6-over round. Arizona (+8), Vanderbilt (+9) and Texas (+10) round out the top 10 after the first day. Kentucky - who posted an 11-over-par 299, Houston and Purdue came in at 11th, 12th and 13th, respectively, after leaving only a single shot of separation between each of the three. Division II defending champion South Carolina-Aiken (+20) finished the day at No. 14, followed by Arkansas and Penn State, who tied for 15th at 21-over-par. Rice (+24) , defending Division I champion California (+25) and reigning Division III champ Gustavus Adolphus (+38) round out the field after a blustery first day at Redstone Golf Club.

The Demon Deacons Reifers led all individuals with 6-under 66. The only other player to break 70 was New Mexico’s Charlie Beljan, who shot 69. Seven players are deadlocked at third after checking in with 70s while two other golfers broke par with 71s.

Second round action tees off with a shotgun start Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

2005 Hall of Fame Invitational

First Round Results

Friday, March 18, 2005

Team Scores

1.      TCU 285 (-3)

2.      UNLV 287 (-1)

3.      Wake Forest 290 (+2)

T4.     New Mexico 292 (+4)

T4.     Oklahoma 292 (+4)

T4.     Oklahoma State 292 (+4)

7.      Texas A&M 294 (+6)

8.      Arizona 296 (+8)

9.      Vanderbilt 297 (+9)

10.     Texas 298 (+10)

11.     Kentucky 299 (+11)

12.     Houston 300 (+12)

13.     Purdue 301 (+13)

14.     South Carolina-Aiken 308 (+20)

T15.   Arkansas 309 (+21)

T15.   Penn State 309 (+21)

17.     Rice 312 (+24)

18.     California 313 (+25)

19.     Gustavus Adolphus 326 (+38)


Top 10 Individuals

1.      Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest 32-34=66 (-6)

2.      Charlie Beljan, New Mexico 30-39=69 (-3)

T3.     Sam Hunt, UNLV 34-36=70 (-2)

T3.     J.J. Killeen, TCU 34-36=70 (-2)

T3.     Anthony Kim, Oklahoma 34-36=70 (-2)

T3.     Spencer Levin, New Mexico 34-36=70 (-2)

T3.     Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State 34-36=70 (-2)

T3.     Ryan Moore, UNLV 33-37=70 (-2)

T3.     David Schultz, TCU 33-37=70 (-2)

T10.   Colby Beckstrom, TCU 35-36=71 (-1)

T10.   Henry Liaw, Arizona 36-35=71 (-1)


Other Arizona Individuals

T28.  Josh Esler, 74 (+2)

T38.  Nathan Lashley, 75 (+3)

T52.  Nathan Tyler, 76 (+4)

T76.  Travis Esway, 79 (+7)

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