Feb. 17, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. - Carding a third round of 306 (+18), the University of Arizona Wildcat men's golf team held onto tenth place in the final day of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate, competed at the Turtle Bay Resort: Arnold Palmer Course (par 72, 7218 yards) on Oahu. California remained in the top spot to win the tournament for the second consecutive year with a final result of seventeen under par.
Arizona finished the tournament with a final score of 887 (+23), and was able to hold onto its placement with the performances of junior Juan Pablo Hernandez and freshman Tucker Wadkins. Both finished with a score of 75 (+3). Hernandez finished in a tie for 31st place and Wadkins finished in a tie for 41st.
With two golfers finishing in the top 5, California finished the tournament with a final score of 847 (-17). UNLV and Duke finished in a tie for second place with a final of 854 (-10). Duke's Julian Suri took the individual title after shooting a 70 (-2) to finish the tournament at eleven under par (205). Four strokes behind Suri was California's Max Homa, who broke out of the day two, three-way tie for third place to finish in second with a final of 209 (-7). Also from California, Joel Stalter finished in a tie for third place with SMU's Sam Fidone (211/-5).
Sophomore Chris Capo finished the day in a tie for 50th with a 78 (+6), and fellow sophomore Erik Oja and junior Trent Redfern finished tied for 60th with a final total of 228 (+10). Competing as an individual, freshman Brenden Redfernwrapped the tournament in a tie for 74th (231/+15).
Up next, Arizona men's golf travels to Palm Desert, Calif. for the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate on Sunday, February 25 and 26.
Top 5 Teams
1. California, 270-286-291=847 (-17)
2. UNLV, 278-291-285=854 (-10)
Duke, 282-286-286=854 (-10)
4. New Mexico, 274-292-289=855 (-9)
5. Texas A&M, 288-287-281=856 (-8)
Top 5 Individuals
1. Julian Suri, Duke, 65-70-70=205 (-11)
2. Max Homa, California, 66-71-72=209 (-7)
3. Joel Stalter, California, 66-71-74=211 (-5)
Sam Fidone, SMU, 68-67-76=211 (-5)
5. Cameron Harrell, Colorado State, 70-72-70=212 (-4)
Brinson Paolini, Duke, 69-68-75=212 (-4)
Kevin Penner, UNLV, 67-73-72=212 (-4)
T31 Juan Pablo Hernandez 71-73-75=219 (+3)
T41 Tucker Wadkins 78-69-75=222 (+6)
T50 Chris Capo 79-69-78=226 (+10)
T60 Erik Oja 73-76-79=228 (+12)
T60 Trent Redfern 72-78-78=228 (+12)
T74 Brenden Redfern* 74-77-80=231 (+15)
*Competing as an individual