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Men?s Golf Tied for 23rd Place at NCAA Championships
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/01/2006
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                Fox is top UA individual with an even-par 72

               

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s golf team shot an eight-over-par 296 Wednesday to stand in a tie for 23rd place at the 2006 NCAA Championships at the Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.

 

Arizona’s eight-over tally tied the Wildcats with Nevada, Pepperdine and Coastal Carolina for 23rd place in the field of 30 teams.  Only one UA golfer shot par in Wednesday’s opening round.  Wake Forest leads the field by three strokes after carding an 11-under 277 total through the first 18 holes.

 

Freshman Ben Fox continued his solid play of late, carding an even-par 72.  Fox entered the NCAA Championships with a 70.69 stroke average over his last 13 rounds played.  He currently is tied for 51st place.

 

UA’s Brian Prouty and Travis Esway stand tied for 83rd place after two-over 74 tallies, while Henry Liaw and Josh Esler stand in 118th place with opening-round 76s (+4).

 

The 2006 NCAA Championships continue through Saturday at the Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort, a par 72, 7,630-yard layout.  Arizona’s tee times Thursday will begin at 7:30 a.m. PDT from the first hole.

 

Top-Five Teams                                                                                  Top-Five Individuals

1.       Wake Forest                        277 (-11)                               1.    Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest..................................... 65=65 (-7)

2        UCLA                                       280 (-8)                               2.    Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State.............................. 66=66 (-6)

3.       Washington                            281 (-7)                                      Taylor Wood, USC................................................... 66=66 (-6)       

          Oklahoma State                    281 (-7)                               4.    Alex Prugh, Washington......................................... 67=67 (-5)

5.       Clemson                                 282 (-6)                               5.    Four tied.................................................................... 68=68 (-4)

 

                                                                                                                Arizona Finishers

                                                                                                    T51.    Ben Fox...................................................................... 72=72 (E)

                                                                                                    T83.    Brian Prouty............................................................. 74=74 (+2)

                                                                                                    T83.    Travis Esway........................................................... 74=74 (+2)

                                                                                                  T118.    Henry Liaw............................................................... 76=76 (+4)

                                                                                                  T118.    Josh Esler............................................................... 76=76 (+4)

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