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NIT R1 3/23/2008
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/23/2008
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First Round Results as a PDF File?

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Host Wildcats in eighth place

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TUCSON , Ariz. ?C All five players posted scores at par or better as the TCU menˇ?s golf team raced to the lead Sunday at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz.

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Four of TCUˇ?s five players currently sit in the tournamentˇ?s top-seven places as the Horned Frogs posted an opening round 275 (-13).? TCU leads the 15-team field by 11 strokes with New Mexico(286), UNLV (286) and Kent State 287) rounding out the top-four places.? Host Arizona is in eighth place at six-over 294.

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For the second tournament in a row, Creighton Honeck leads the Wildcats.? The senior carded an even-par 72 and is in a tie for 17th place.? TCUˇ?s Robby Ormand and Jordan Woolf, along with UNLVˇ?s Eddie Olson and New Mexicoˇ?s Steve Saunders, are tied for the individual lead at four-under 68.

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Junior Tyler Neal is tied for 27th place at one-over 73. Freshman Jonathan Khan is tied for 34the place with a 74 (+2).? Tarquin MacManus, who tallied a three-over 75, and is tied for 45th place.? Roberto Galletti is tied for 68th place at six-over 78.

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The Arizona junior varsity is in 11th place after carding a 10-over 298.? Andrew Kelly is tied for 27th place at 73 (+1), one stroke ahead of Mark Lamb, who is tied for 34th place.? Trey Denton is tied for 45th place at 75 (+3), while Beck Miller and Nicholas Park are tied for 56th place at 76 (+4).

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Three other Wildcats are competing in the event as individuals.? Peter Ireland is tied for 27th place after carding a 73 (+1), while Tom Conran is tied for 56th at four-over 76.? Josh Porter is in 81st place after tallying a 25-over 97.

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The 54-hole National Invitational Tournament continues through Tuesday at Omni Tucson National Golf Course, a par 72, 7,330-yard layout.

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Top-Five Teams

1.???????? TCU......................................................... 275=275 (-13)

2????????? New Mexico.............................................. 286=286 (-2)

??????????? UNLV......................................................... 286=286 (-2)

4.???????? Kent State................................................. 287=287 (-1)

5.???????? Arizona State............................................ 290=290 (-1)

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Top-Five Individuals

1.???????? Robby Ormand, TCU............................ 34-34=68 (-4)

??????????? Jordan Woolf, TCU................................ 35-33=68 (-4)

??????????? Eddie Olson, UNLV............................... 35-33=68 (-4)

??????????? Steve Saunders, New Mexico............. 34-34=68 (-4)

5.???????? Franklin Corpening, TCU..................... 37-32=69 (-3)

??????????? Nicholas Geyger, Tulsa....................... 33-36=69 (-3)

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Arizona Finishers

T17.??? Creighton Honeck.................................. 36-36=72 (E)

T27.??? Tyler Neal............................................... 37-36=73 (+1)

T34.??? Jonathan Khan..................................... 36-38=74 (+2)

T45.??? Tarquin MacManus.............................. 37-38=75 (+3)

T68.??? Roberto Galletti..................................... 37-34=78 (+6)

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Arizona JV Finishers

T27.??? Andrew Kelly.......................................... 35-38=73 (+1)

T27.??? Peter Ireland (ind.)............................... 35-38=73 (+1)

T34.??? Mark Lamb............................................. 38-36=74 (+2)

T45.??? Trey Denton........................................... 35-40=75 (+3)

T56.??? Beck Miller............................................. 39-37=76 (+4)

T56.??? Nicholas Park....................................... 40-36=76 (+4)

T56.??? Tom Conran (ind.)................................ 39-37=76 (+4)

81.???????Josh Porter (ind.).................................?45-52=97 (+25)
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