Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Cats in Fifth at Fresno State
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 05, 2012
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March 5, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona Wildcat men's golf team finished the first two rounds of the Fresno State Lexus Classic with a total of 718 (-2) for fifth place. The tournament, hosted by Fresno State, is held at the Fort Washington Country Club, a par-72, 6765-yard course.

Oregon State currently resides in first place with a two-round total of 707 (-13). Eight strokes behind the Ducks are Sacramento State and UC Irvine with scores of 715 (-5). In the individual race, UC Irvine's Michael Yang has a four-stroke lead for first place with a total of 135 (-9). Teammate Allan Jun sits in a tie for second with Oregon State's Nick Sherwood with scores of 139 (-5). Oregon State's Alex More also broke into the top five with a two-round total of 140 (-4), and is in a tie for fourth place with five others, two of which are from second-place Sacramento State, Jake Johnson and Grant Rappleye.

For the Wildcats, junior Juan Pablo Hernandez and sophomore Erik Ojafinished under par with scores of 141 (-3) and 143 (-1), respectively. Hernandez's three under puts him in a tie for tenth place with six others, including conference foes Matt Rawitzer of Oregon State and Trent Sanders of Washington State. After shooting a first-round 77, Oja came back with an impressive 66 (-6) in the second round to finish the day in a tie for 20th place.

Competing as an individual, freshman Alex McMahon finished in a tie for 33rd place and one over for the two rounds with a score of 145. Also in the 33rd-place tangle are junior Trent Redfern and freshman Brenden Redfern.

The final eighteen holes of the Fresno State Lexus Classic will begin Tuesday, March 6 with the first holes teeing off at 8:00 a.m. PT. Live scoring will be available through

Top 5 Teams 

1. Oregon State, 355-352=707 (-13) 

2. Sacramento State, 362-353=715 (-5) 

    UC Irvine, 359-356=715 (-5) 

4. Washington State, 351-366=717 (-3) 

5. Arizona, 363-355=718 (-2) 

Top 5 Individuals
1. Michael Yang, UC Irvine, 70-65=135 (-9) 

2. Allan Jun, UC Irvine, 71-68=139 (-5) 

   Nick Sherwood, Oregon State, 70-69=139 (-5) 

4. Alex Ching, San Diego, 71-69=140 (-4)
   Alex Edfort, Pacific, 70-70=140 (-4)
   Jake Johnson, Sacramento State, 71-69-140 (-4)
   Alex Moore, Oregon State, 71-69=140 (-4)
   Grant Rappleye, Sacramento State, 71-69=140 (-4)
   Curtis Yonke, Kansas State 72-68=140 (-4)

Arizona Finishers 

T10 Juan Pablo Hernandez, 70-71=141 (-3) 

T20 Erik Oja, 77-66=143 (-1) 

T33 Alex McMahon*, 72-73=145 (+1)
T33 Trent Redfern, 74-71=145 (+1) 

T33 Brenden Redfern, 71-74=145 (+1) 

T50 Tucker Wadkins, 71-77=148 (+4) 

T88 Philip Bagdade, 77-73=150 (+6)

*Competing as an individual

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