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)
For complete results from the event and continued coverage of Arizona Wildcat men's golf, visit ArizonaWildcats.com.