Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Rich Saferian
Rich Saferian


Wixom, Mich.

High School:
Walled Lake Western H.S.

Last College:
Scottsdale C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 240


Junior (2008-09): An honorable mention all-Pac-10 pick ... Became a fixture in the lineup since gaining his eligibility in the spring ... Has a 73.66 stroke average through 28 rounds played ... One top-10 and two top-20 finishes to his credit in eight appearances ... Collected eight rounds at par or better with a low of 66 ... Four of those rounds have been in the 60s ... Shot a 74-76-77=227 (+14) to tie for 104th place at the NCAA Championships ... Tied for 49th place at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a 72-72-73=217 (+4) tally ... Finished in 30th place at the Pac-10 Championships with a 76-78-72-69=295 (+7) total ... Best tournament came in the regular season finale, the ASU Thunderbird Invitational where he fired a 70-75-66=211 (-2) en route to a third-place finish .. Finished tied for 18th place in the NIT with a 74-69-75=218 (+2) ... Tied for 39th place in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship after carding a 75-72-78=225 (+9) ... Registered a 73-78-73=224 (+8) in the Braveheart Classic to tie for 28th place ... Carded a 75-72-73=220 (+4) at the John Burns Intercollegiate (T60th) ... Notched a top-20 finish in his debut as a Wildcat in the Arizona Intercollegiate after posting a 2-69-76=217 (+4).

Prior to Arizona: Transferred from Scottsdale Community College ... Served as team captain ... Won Junior College nationals ... Earned Arnold Palmer Award ... Two-time All-American ... Won individual national championship while helping Scottsdale C.C. win the team national championship ... Regional medalist at 2007 NJCAA Championships.

High School: Played under coach Scott Street ... Earned all-state honors two times.