Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Play Suspended in Palm Desert
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 25, 2012
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Feb. 25, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona Wildcat men's golf finished the first round of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Saturday in Palm Desert, Calif. with a score of 304 (+16) for a tie for 19th place with University of Hawaii. UNLV holds a one-stroke lead with a score of 279 (-9).

After the first round, Auburn University sits in second place behind UNLV by one stroke with a 280 (-8), and Kent State is in third with a score of 282 (-6). Individually, Auburn's Niclas Carlsson is in first after an opening round score of 66 (-6). Teammate Blayne Barber, UNLV's Kevin Penner, and Kent State's Corey Conners are tied for second with scores of 67 (-5).

For the Wildcats, freshman Brenden Redfern shot even in the first round with a score of 72 to tie for 23rd place. Junior Juan Pablo Hernandez and sophomore Erik Ojaare tied for 67th place with scores of 75 (+3).

The second round was suspended Saturday Evening at the Classic Club due to darkness, and will be resumed Sunday at 7:30 a.m. PT, followed by the third round.

Top 5 Teams 

1. UNLV, 279 (-9) 

2. Auburn, 280 (-8) 

3. Kent State, 282 (-6) 

4. Saint Mary's, 284 (-4) 

5. UT Arlington, 285 (-3)

Top 5 Individuals
1. Niclas Carlsson, Auburn, 66 (-6) 

2. Blayne Barber, Auburn, 67 (-5) 

    Kevin Penner, UNLV, 67 (-5)
    Corey Conners, Kent State, 67 (-5)
5. Hunter Brown, UT Arlington, 69 (-3)

Arizona Finishers 

T23 Brenden Redfern 72 (E)
T67 Juan Pablo Hernandez 75 (+3) 

T67 Erik Oja 75 (+3) 

T114 Tucker Wadkins 82 (+10) 

T114 Chris Capo 82 (+10) 

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