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Men?s Golf Finishes 11th at William H. Tucker Intercollegiate
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 09/27/2006
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                Cats move up four spots in final round

               

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s golf team carded a final-round 294 and finished in 11th place Saturday at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate in Albuquerque, N.M.

 

Arizona’s effort Saturday was its best in the 54-hole tournament and enabled the team to finish in 11th place in the 21-team field with an 896 (+32) total.  The Wildcats moved up four spots on the leader board during the final round.  Host New Mexico won the team event with a 10-over 874 tally.  Brigham Young (875) and Pepperdine (877) rounded out the top-three places.

 

UA’s top individual finisher was senior Nathan Tyler, who tied for 20th place with a 221 (+5) total.  He carded a final-round 73 (+1) to earn the 10th top-20 finish of his career.  Tyler was competing in this event as an individual.  New Mexico’s Charlie Beljan claimed individual medalist honors with a six-under 210 total.

 

Junior Travis Esway finished tied for 31st place at eight-over 224, while junior Trey Denton and freshman Pedro Oriol tied for 38th place at nine-over 225.  Senior Josh Esler tied for 54th place with an 11-over 227 tally.

 

Sophomore Tyler Neal, also competing in the event as an individual, tied for  84th place with a 233 total (+17).Neal’s final-round 72 Arizona’s low round of the tournament.  Sophomore Ben Fox tied for 93rd place at 19-over 235.

 

The William H. Tucker Intercollegiate was contested at The Championship Course, a par 72, 7,354-yard layout.  The event was hosted by the University of New Mexico.

 

Arizona will next be in action, Oct. 2-3, at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala.

 

Top-Five Teams                                                                                  Top-Five Individuals

1.       New Mexico                         874 (+10)                               1.    Charlie Beljan, New Mexico.................... 67-71-72=210 (-6)

2.       Brigham Young                  875 (+11)                               2.    Jarred Texter, UNLV................................. 72-71-68=211 (-5)

3.       Pepperdine                         877 (+13)                               3.    Brett Myers, Tulsa..................................... 69-70-73=212 (-4)       

4.       Texas A&M                          878 (+14)                               4.    Martin Piller, Texas A&M............................. 70-71-72213 (-3)

5.       New Mexico JV                   880 (+15)                               5.    Daniel Summerhays, Brigham Young.. 74-69-71=214 (-2)

 

                                                                                                                Arizona Finishers

                                                                                                    T20.    Nathan Tyler *........................................... 74-74-73=221 (+5)

                                                                                                    T31.    Travis Esway............................................. 73-78-73=224 (+8)

                                                                                                    T38.    Trey Denton............................................... 78-75-72=225 (+9)

                                                                                                    T38.    Pedro Oriol................................................ 75-75-75=225 (+9)

                                                                                                    T54.    Josh Esler............................................... 73-75-79=227 (+11)

                                                                                                    T84.    Tyler Neal *............................................. 81-80-72=233 (+17)

                                                                                                    T93.    Ben Fox.................................................... 79-82-74=235 (+19)

 

                                                                                                        *    competing as an individual
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