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Men?s Golf Opens Season at William H. Tucker Invitational
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 09/21/2006
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A total of seven Wildcats will participate

 

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men’s golf team opens the 2006-07 season Friday at the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.

 

The Tucker is the nation’s second-oldest college golf tournament.  Now in its 52nd season, the 21-team event, which is hosted by the University of New Mexico, is scheduled for Sept. 22-23 at University Championship Course, a par-72, 7,350-yard layout.  Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. MDT each day with 36 holes scheduled for Friday and 18 on Saturday.

 

In addition to Arizona, the field is comprised of Air Force, Brigham Young, Colorado, Colorado State, Denver, Hawaii, Missouri, New Mexico, New Mexico junior varsity, New Mexico State, Nevada, UNLV, Pepperdine, St. Edwards, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas-El Paso, Tulsa and Wyoming.

 

The following players are scheduled to compete for Arizona:  Josh Esler, Travis Esway, Ben Fox, Pedro Oriol and Nathan Tyler.  Two players, Trey Denton and Tyler Neal, are competing in the field as individuals.

 

The Probable Arizona Lineup:

 

 

 

(2005-06 Statistics)

Yr.

Stroke Avg.

Top 10/20

Low Round

Rounds

Golfer

Pedro Oriol

Fr.

--

--

--

--

Josh Esler

Sr.

72.97

1/4

68

38

Ben Fox

So.

72.38

2/3

67

34

Travis Esway

Jr.

73.37

0/0

68

38

Nathan Tyler

Sr.

73.46

2/2

67

28

Trey Denton *

Jr.

73.07

2/0

69

27

Tyler Neal *

So.

Redshirt

 

 

 

* competing as an individual

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wildcats have won the tournament four times with the last victory coming in 2004.  Two UA golfers have claimed individual medalist honors:  Eric Meeks in 1987 and Christian Pena in 1990.

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