Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Men's Golf Moves into Tie For Fourth
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 15, 2007
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TEMPE, Ariz. ?- The Arizona men’s golf team jumped into a tie for fourth place after two rounds of play at the ASU/Thunderbird Invitational, hosted by Arizona State University.  The Wildcats carded an eleven-under par 277 on Saturday to bring their 36 hole total to 564 (-12).  The University of Oregon held their lead after carding a nine-under par 279 during the second round to bring their total to 556 (-20), giving the Ducks a five-stroke lead over Texas A&M University.


Derek Sipe of Oregon also maintained his individual lead with a two round total of 131 (-13).


Senior Brian Prouty is now tied for seventh after carding a 65 (-7) in the second round, the lowest score of the day for any individual player.  The Tucson native leaped from a 58th place to lead the Wildcats after 36 holes of play.


Senior Josh Wilks is tied for 13th after shooting a 68 (-4) on Saturday, bringing his two-round total to 140 (-4).


Senior Josh Esler is tied for 23rd after carding a 143 (-1) through two rounds of play.  Freshman Pete Oriol is one stoke behind Esler at an even par 144, tied for 31st place.  The Madrid, Spain, product has carded identical scores of 72 (E) in both rounds of the tournament.


Senior Nathan Tyler is tied for 44th after shooting an even par 72 during the second round, bringing his two round total to 145 (+1).  Fellow junior Trey Denton, who is competing as an individual, is two strokes behind Tyler, with a total score of 147 (+3) after 36 holes of play.


Sophomore Ben Fox is tied for 73rd with a two round total of 152 (+8).


Also competing as an individual is senior Ben Marsh, who is tied for 78th with a score of 153 (+9) through two rounds.


The final round is set to begin at 7:00 am tomorrow.


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Top Five Teams

1. Oregon                                 277-279=556 (-20)

2. Texas A&M                           278-279=561 (-15)

3. USC                                      278-285=563 (-13)

T4. Arizona State                       281-283=564 (-12)

      ARIZONA                            287-277=564 (-12)                     


Arizona Individual Finishes

T7.  Brian Prouty                       74-65=139 (-5)

T13. Josh Wilks                         72-68=140 (-4)

T23. Josh Esler                         70-73=143 (-1)

T31. Pete Oriol                          72-72=144 (E)

T44. Nathan Tyler                       73-72=145 (+1)

T58. Trey Denton                       74-73=147 (+3)

T73. Ben Fox                            76-76=152 (+8)

T78. Ben Marsh                         77-76=153 (+9)

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