April 28, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's golf team slipped to ninth place at the 2010 Pac-10 Championships in Tempe, Ariz.
With just one member of the six-man squad under par on the day, Arizona posted its highest round of the day and finished in ninth place. The final-round tally of 366 (+11) gave UA a 72-hole tally of 1,421 (+1). Just three teams in the field were under par on Wednesday.
Washington claimed the championship with a 1,383 (-37) total, erasing a seven-stroke deficit to start the round. Thue Huskies, winners of back-to-back titles, finished ahead of Stanford (1,386), USC (1,396) and host Arizona State (1,401. California's Eric Mina topped the 60-man field by one stroke to claim individual medalist honors at 16-under 268.
Junior Tarquin MacManus was the top-finishing Wildcat, posting a final-round 73 (+2) en route to a six-under 278 total and a 14th-place finish. The Cairns, Queensland, Australia, native has been Arizona's top finisher in four of the last five stroke play events and has a total of six top-20 finishes this season.
Sophomore Philip Bagdade turned in a final-round 70 (-1), which was UA's low round of the day. The effort moved him into 15th place with a five-under 279 tally. The tournament total was Bagdade's low of the season and his placing was his second-best in 2009-10.
The 2010 Pac-10 Men's Golf Championships counted the low five scores per round for each six-man team. The event was contested at the Karsten Golf Course, a par-71, 7,057-yard layout.
Top-Five Teams 1. Washington, 338-352-340-353=1,383 (-37) 2. Stanford, 330-345-348-363=1,386 (-34) 3. USC, 340-349-356-351=1,396 (-24) 4. Arizona State, 337-351-348-365=1,401 (-19) 5. Oregon State, 340-353-351-357=1,407 (-13)
Top-Five Individuals 1. Eric Mina, California, 65-68-67-68=268 (-16) 2. Jesper Kennegard, Arizona St., 63-66-67-73=269 (-15) 3. Richard Lee, Washington, 64-70-68-68=270 (-14) 4. Joseph Bramlett, Stanford, 66-66-66-75=273 (-11) Gregor Main, UCLA, 68-69-64-72=273 (-11)
Arizona Finishers 14. Tarquin MacManus, 67-71-67-73=278 (-6) 15. Philip Bagdade, 71-72-66-70=279 (-5) T31. Rich Saferian, 68-72-73-72=285 (+1) T42. Jonathan Khan, 73-72-70-75=290 (+6) T46. Juan Pablo Hernandez, 72-72-72-76=292 (+8) T54. Trent Redfern, 78-71-71-76=296 (+12)