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Brian Prouty is Nation?s Top-Ranked Golfer
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 01, 2007
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TUCSON, Ariz. ­­?- After two strong performances to open the spring season, University of Arizona men’s golfer Brian Prouty is the nation’s top-ranked golfer.


Prouty, a 6-foot senior from Tucson, Ariz., took over the top ranking in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index with a rating of 67.87 through two events.  The Golfweek/Sagarin rating system ranks every NCAA Division I golfer to compete this season.


Since undergoing wrist surgery in the fall, Prouty has enjoyed quite a bit of success in two appearances to date, collecting a win and a tie for fourth place.  He made his 2006-07 debut by winning the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate with a three-round total of 199 (-14) on Jan. 30, a score that included a career-low 62 (-9) in the first round of the event.  It was his first career victory.


He followed that up with a tie for fourth place at the John Burns Intercollegiate, Feb. 23, with an eight-under 208 tally.


All told, four of his six rounds played have been in the 60s and five of six have been at par or better.  The former walk-on leads the Wildcats with a 67.83 stroke average.


The Arizona men’s golf team will next be in action, March 9-11, at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev.

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