Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Ben Esparza
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 187
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Ironwood Ridge H.S.
Experience: 2 Letters

Sophomore (2011-12): Played in five events this season (10 rounds), posting a 76.60 stroke avg. ... In the dual match against Brown, carded a 78 (+6) to help the Wildcats win 311-313 ... Against Grinnell College, finished with a 74 (+3) in the 309-325 victory ... At the National Invitational Tournament, competed as an individual and carded a low-round of 73 in the second round to finish in a tie for 35th at nine-over (225) ... Competing as an individual at the Arizona Intercollegiate, finished in a tie for 66th at 234 (+21) ... In the dual match at New Mexico, finished with a 155 (+11).

Freshman (2010-11): Posted a 76.69 stroke average over 16 rounds played ... Had one round at par or better, a season-low 70 ... Tied for 65th place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate with a 235 (+19) total ... In a dual match at New Mexico State, carded a 73-76=149 (+5), his second-best event total of the season ... Carded a season-low 75-70=145 (+1) total in dual match at New Mexico ... Tied for 72nd place at the Arizona Intercollegiate with a 21-over 234 ... Finished 67th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters with a 235 (+19) total ... Tied for 51st place at the National Invitational Tournament with a 226 (+13) total.

Amateur: Has a pair of top-20 finishes in AJGA events ... His best finish was a tie for 13th place at the 2009 Golf World Preseason Junior at Marshallia Ranch.

High School: Attended Ironwood Ridge High School and played for Coach Ryan Bais ... Led the squad to the Arizona Class 5A-II state championship in 2008 with an 18-stroke victory ... Individually, finished in second place at five-under 139, including a final-round 66 (-6).