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Arizona Men?s Golf Finishes Seventh at Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 27, 2004
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona’s men’s golf team tallied the third-lowest round of the day Tuesday and finished in seventh place at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge at Bandon Dunes Golf Course in Bandon, Ore.


Arizona’s 10-over-par 298 total in Tuesday’s final round equaled the third-lowest round of the day and moved the Wildcats two spots up the leader board.  UA finished the rain-shortened event in seventh place with a 36-hole total of 605 (+29).  Minnesota claimed team honors by virtue of a fifth-score tiebreaker over USC.  Both teams finished with 20-over-par totals of 596.  UCLA (598), Arizona State (601) and Northwestern (602) rounded out the top-five places in the field of 14.


Arizona was led by sophomore Henry Liaw, who collected his second consecutive top-10 finish.  Liaw carded an even-par 72 en route to a two-round total of 146 (+2) and a tie for seventh place.


Also posting a top-20 finish for the Wildcats was sophomore Nathan Tyler.  He carded a one-over 73 and finished the event in a tie for 18th place at 151 (+7).  It was Tyler’s first top-20 finish of the season.


Freshman Travis Esway shot a four-over 76 Tuesday and finished tied for 28th place at 153 (+9).  Senior Nathan Lashley tied for 41st place with an 11-over 155 total, while senior Nick Juszczak tied for 57th place after carding a 16-over 160 total.


The inaugural Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge was contested at Bandon Dunes Golf Course, a par 72, 7,040-yard layout.


Arizona will next be in action, Nov. 14-16, at the CGAA Collegiate Match Play Championship in Orlando, Fla.


Top Five Teams                       Top Five Individuals

1.    Minnesota       *596 (+20)     1.  Alejandro Canizares, Arizona State   71-71=142 (-2)

         USC                      596 (+20)        2.  Alex Prugh, Washington                             72-71=143 (-1)

3.    UCLA               598 (+22)     3.  Taylor Wood, USC                           71-73=144 (E)

4.      Arizona State       601 (+25)        4.  Jeff Overton, Indiana                                  73-72=145 (+1)

5.    Northwestern    602 (+26)          Bronson LaCassie, Minnesota          74-71=145 (+1)

                                                           Peter Campbell, UCLA                    73-72=145 (+1)

*  Won scorecard playoff 


                                                Arizona Finishers   

                                                      T7.  Henry Liaw                                74-72=146 (+2)

                                               T18.  Nathan Tyler                              78-73=151 (+7)

                                               T28.  Travis Esway                             77-76=153 (+9)

                                               T41.  Nathan Lashley                          78-77=155 (+11)

                                               T57.  Nick Juszczak                           80-80=160 (+16)

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