Cats finish tied for seventh with a 1-2 record
TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s golf team dropped two matches Monday the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla, and finished in a tie for seventh place.
Seeded eighth in the 16-team event, Arizona dropped a 4-1 decision to top-seeded Clemson in the morning quarterfinal. Sophomore Nathan Tyler was the only Wildcat to win his match, 4 and 3, over Nicholas Thompson.
In the afternoon consolation match, Arizona was defeated by 13th-seeded Clemson, 3 and 2. Senior Nathan Lashley defeated Clemson’s Brent Delahoussaye, 4 and 3, and sophomore Mark Lamb defeated Stephen Poole, 1-up, to claim UA’s only points of the match.
The Wildcats finished the 2004 Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship in a tie for seventh place with a 1-2 record. Only two players on the UA roster had .500 records or better in the competition, as Lamb went 1-0 in his only appearance and freshman Travis Esway posted a 1-1 record in his two appearances.
The Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship concludes Tuesday at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort’s El Campeon Course.
This was the last team event for the Wildcats this fall. Arizona will be represented at the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic, an individuals-only event, Nov. 22-23 in El Paso, Texas.
Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championships
Nov. 14-16, 2004
Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort, El Campeon Course
Second Round Results
(1) Georgia Tech def. (8) Arizona, 4-1
Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech def. Henry Liaw, Arizona, 4 and 3
Chan Song, Georgia Tech def. Nathan Lashley, Arizona, 3 and 1
Nathan Tyler, Arizona def. Thompson, Georgia Tech, 4 and 3
Michael Barboso, Georgia Tech def. Travis Esway, Arizona, 3 and 2
Kevin Larsen, Georgia Tech def. Josh Esler, Arizona, 2 and 1
Winner’s Bracket Consolation “B” Results
(13) Clemson def. (8) Arizona, 3-2
Brian Duncan, Clemson def. Henry Liaw, Arizona, 1-up
Nathan Lashley, Arizona def. Jack Ferguson, Clemson, 2 and 1
Brent Delahoussaye, Clemson def. Nathan Tyler, Arizona, 4 and 3
Mark Lamb, Arizona def. Stephen Poole, Clemson, 1-up
Nick Biershenk, Clemson def. Josh Esler, Arizona, 3 and 2