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NIT R3 3/25/2008
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/25/2008
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??????????????? Host Wildcats rise to fifth place

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TUCSON , Ariz. ?C The TCU menˇ?s golf team led wire-to-wire in winning the National Invitational Tournament Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz.

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Three of TCUˇ?s five players finished in the tournamentˇ?s top-10 places as the Horned Frogs posted a final round 289 (+1).? TCU topped the 15-team field by three strokes with an 854 (-10) total.? Kent State, who posted the low round of the day with a nine-under 279 to move into second place at 857, UNLV (864), Arizona State (866) and host Arizona (870) rounded out the top five places.

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Three players shared individual medalist honors at eight-under 208, Tulsaˇ?s Nicolas Geyger, Kent Stateˇ?s David Markle and Houstonˇ?s Ben Moser.

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Tarquin MacManus was the top-finishing member of the Arizona varsity.? ?The freshman carded a four-under 68 and finished in 15th place at 215 (-1).? Tyler Neal and Creighton Honeck finished one stroke behind MacManus in a tie for 16th place.

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Freshman Jonathan Khan tied for 45th place at 223 (+7).? Roberto Galletti tied for 67th place at 14-over 230.

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The Arizona junior varsity finished in eighth place at 13-over 877.? Trey Denton, who was a combined six strokes under par over the final 36 holes, tied for seventh place at 213 (-3).? Nicholas Park tied for 31st place at 220 (+4).? Mark Lamb tied for 34th place at 221 (+5), while Beck Miller is tied for 55th place at 226 (+10).? Andrew Kelly tied for 78th place at 242 (+26).

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Three other Wildcats competed in the event as individuals.? Peter Ireland tied for 54th place at 225 (+9), while Tom Conran tied for 55th at 10-over 226.? Josh Porter finished in 81st place after tallying a 68-over 284.

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The 54-hole National Invitational Tournament was contested at Omni Tucson National Golf Course, a par 72, 7,330-yard layout.? The Wildcat varsity will next be in action, April 11-13, at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.

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Top-Five Teams

1.???????? TCU........................................ 275-290-289=854 (-10)

2.???????? Kent State................................ 287-291-279=857 (-7)

3.???????? UNLV......................................... 286-290-288=864 (E)

4.???????? Arizona State.......................... 290-293-283=866 (+2)

5????????? ARIZONA................................. 298-290-286=870 (+6)

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Top-Five Individuals

1.???????? Nicholas Geyger, Tulsa............... 69-68-71=208 (-8)

??????????? Ben Moser, Houston.................... 71-68-69=208 (-8)

??????????? David Markle, Kent State.............. 70-71-67=208 (-8)

4.???????? Franklin Corpening, TCU............ 69-68-73=210 (-6)

5.???????? Andrew Putnam, New Mexico.... 71-72-68-=211 (-5)

??????????? Jesper Kinnegard, Arizona State?70-74-67=211 (-5)

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Arizona Finishers

15.????? Tarquin MacManus....................... 75-72-68=215 (-1)

T16.??? Creighton Honeck.......................... 72-70-74=216 (E)

T16.??? Tyler Neal........................................ 73-74-69=216 (E)

T45.??? Jonathan Khan............................. 74-74-75=223 (+7)

T67.??? Roberto Galletti.......................... 78-77-75=230 (+14)

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Arizona JV Finishers

T7.????? Trey Denton.................................... 75-68-70=213 (-3)

T31.??? Nicholas Park............................... 76-71-73=220 (+4)

T34.??? Mark Lamb.................................... 74-75-72=221 (+5)

54.????? Peter Ireland (ind.)....................... 73-73-79=225 (+9)

T55.??? Tom Conran (ind.)..................... 76-78-72=226 (+10)

T55.??? Beck Miller................................... 76-76-74=226 (+10)

78.????? Andrew Kelly............................... 73-84-85=242 (+26)

81.????? Josh Porter (ind.)....................... 97-93-94=284 (+68)

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