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20070601 Mens Golf Finishes in 24th Place at NCAA Championships
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/01/2007
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? Cats miss 54-hole cut

TUCSON , Ariz. ?C The University of Arizona menˇ?s golf team shot a one-over-par 281 Friday and finished in 24th place at the 2007 NCAA Championships at Golden Horseshoe Golf Course in Williamsburg, Va.

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Arizonaˇ?s one-over day gave the team three-round total of 858 (+18) and placed 25th in the 30-team field.? The teamˇ?s effort was easily its best of the championships, and elevated the Cats one spot on the leaderboard.? Stanford continues to lead the field with a 12-under total of 828.? The Cardinal are two strokes ahead of Coastal Carolina (830), while Charlotte and Alabama (838) are tied for third place and Georgia (840) is in fifth.

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Arizona missed the 54-hole cut by seven strokes.

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While UAˇ?s season came to a close, the Wildcats did manage its best day at Golden Horseshoe, posting its first two under-par rounds of the event.? Senior Josh Wilks capped his UA career with a two-under-par 68, Arizonaˇ?s low round of the championships, en route to a five-over 215 total and a tie for 74th place.? Three players, Stanfordˇ?s Rob Grube, Clemsonˇ?s Kyle Stanley and Georgia Techˇ?s Cameron Tringale, share the individual lead at six-under 204.

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Senior Nathan Tyler and freshman Pedro Oriol tied for 83rd place at six-over 216.? Tyler carded a third-round 72 (+2), while Oriol tallied a three-over 73.

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Senior Brian Prouty shot a one-under 69 Friday to finish in a tie for 92nd place at 217 (+7).? Prouty played the last two rounds at even par, the lowest for any Wildcat.? Josh Esler finished in a tie for 102nd place at eight-over 218 after posting a 72 on Friday.

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The 72-hole NCAA Championships conclude Saturday at Golden Horseshoe Golf Courseˇ?s Gold Course, a par 70, 6,803-yard layout.? Arizona made its 21st consecutive appearance in the national championship event, which is the second-longest active streak in the nation.

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Top-Five Teams Top-Five Individuals

1. Stanford 828 (-12) 1. Rob Grube, Stanford................................ 64-71-69=204 (-6)

2. Coastal Carolina 830 (-10) Kyle Stanley, Clemson............................. 70-69-65=204 (-6)

3. Charlotte 838 (-2) Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech.......... 67-68-69=204 (-6)

Alabama 838 (-2) 4. Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina........ 67-68-70=205 (-5)

5. Georgia 840 (E) Zach Sucher, UAB..................................... 68-67-70=205 (-5)

Chesson Hadley, Georgia Tech............ 72-67-66=205 (-5)

Daniel Summerhays, Brigham Young.. 74-63-68=205 (-5)

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Arizona Finishers

T74.Josh Wilks ................................................. 73-74-68=215 (+5)

T83.Nathan Tyler .............................................. 70-74-72=216 (+6)

T83.Pedro Oriol ................................................ 73-70-73=216 (+6)

T92.Brian Prouty ............................................... 77-71-69=217 (+7)

T102.Josh Esler ................................................. 74-72-72=218 (+8)

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