Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Men's Golf Tied for Fifth at National Invitational Tournament
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 03, 2007
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The Arizona men’s golf team is currently tied for fifth at the National Invitational Tournament, hosted by the Wildcats.  Arizona carded a four-under par 572 through 36 holes, eight strokes behind tournament leader Tulsa.  The Wildcats shot identical scores of 286 (-2) in each round played on Monday.


Tulsa’s Ryan Henry leads the field after two rounds of play with a total score of 136 (-8).


Senior’s Brian Prouty and Nathan Tyler are tied for fourth after shooting a four-under par 140 on Monday.  Both Wildcats carded scores of 69 and 71 during the first two rounds of play.


Senior Ben Marsh is tied for 14th place with scores of 71 (-1) and 72 (E) through rounds, bringing the Paradise Valley, Ariz., native a total of 143 (-1) through 36 holes.


Senior Josh Esler and sophomore Ben Fox are tied for 34th with a two round total of 146 (+2).


Junior Creighton Honeck is tied for 42nd after carding a three-over par 147 through two rounds, one stroke ahead of freshman Pete Oriol, who is currently tied for 49th place.


Senior Josh Wilks and sophomore Tyler Neal are tied for 55th place after carding a five-over par 149 through 36 holes.


Rounding out the Wildcat golfers is junior Trey Denton (tied for 63rd place), senior Brett Carter (tied for 74th place), sophomore Nick Park (tied for 76th place), and freshman Josh Porter (78th place).


Marsh, Honeck, Neal, Denton, Carter, Park, and Porter are competing as individuals for the Wildcats.


The tournament continues tomorrow, with a final round tee time of 7:00am.


Top Five Teams

1.   Tulsa                                   281-283=564 (-12)

2.   Arizona State                       287-279=566 (-10)

3.   Texas A&M                          280-289=569 (-7)

4.   TCU                                     288-283=571 (-5)

T5. ARIZONA                             286-286=572 (-4)

      UCLA                                  287-285=572 (-4)


Arizona Individual Finishes

T4.   Brian Prouty                      71-69=140 (-4)

        Nathan Tyler                      69-71=140 (-4)

T14. Ben Marsh                         71-72=143 (-1)

T34. Josh Esler                         72-74=146 (+2)                         

        Ben Fox                            73-73=146 (+2)

T42. Creighton Honeck               73-74=147 (+3)

T49. Pete Oriol                          76-72=148 (+4)

T55. Josh Wilks                         74-75=149 (+5)

        Tyler Neal                         76-73=149 (+5)

T63. Trey Denton                       71-79=150 (+6)

T74. Brett Carter                       75-80=155 (+11)

T76. Nick Park                          80-80=160 (+16)

78.   Josh Porter                       83-83=166 (+22)


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