All five Wildcat golfers stand in top 20 places
TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona shot a 10-under par 278 total and stands in third place after Wednesday’s first round of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Wahiawa, Hawaii.
Arizona placed all five of its golfers in the top 20 places en route to its lowest single-round total of the season. UA’s 10-under 278 placed the team third in the field of 22 teams. Arizona trails UNLV and New Mexico by four strokes heading into tomorrow’s second round. Texas Tech and San Diego State (280) round out the top five places.
Leading the way for Arizona individually were sophomores Henry Liaw and Nathan Tyler, who are each tied for 12th place after posting three-under 69 totals on Wednesday. Senior Nathan Lashley, freshman Travis Esway and sophomore Josh Esler are all tied for 19th place after carding opening round 70s (-2). New Mexico’s Spencer Levin leads the field by two strokes after shooting an opening round 65 (-7).
Also competing for the Wildcats was sophomore Mark Lamb, who is competing as an individual. Lamb is tied for 49th place after shooting a one-over 73.
The 54-hole John A. Burns Intercollegiate continues through Friday at Leilehua Golf Course, a par 72, 6,917-yard layout. Arizona has won this event in each of the last two seasons.
Top Five Teams Top Five Individuals
1. New Mexico 274 (-14) 1. Spencer Levin, New Mexico 32-33=65 (-7)
UNLV 274 (-14) 2. Will Dodson, SMU 31-36=67 (-5)
3. ARIZONA 278 (-10) Ryan Moore, UNLV 31-36=67 (-5)
4. Texas Tech 280 (-8) John Hayes, Colorado State 31-36=67 (-5)
San Diego State 280 (-8) 5. Seven players tied at 68 (-4)
12. Henry Liaw 35-34=69 (-3)
12. Nathan Tyler 36-33=69 (-3)
19. Nathan Lashley 34-36=70 (-2)
19. Travis Esway 33-37=70 (-2)
19. Josh Esler 35-35=70 (-2)
49. Mark Lamb * 37-36=73 (+1)
* competing as an individual