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M-golf ninth in Tempe

After 36 holes of play, the Arizona men’s golf team is in ninth place at the Pacific 10 Conference Championships, at 3-over-par — 38 strokes behind leader Stanford.

The Cardinal are on pace to shatter the tournament record, which is held by ASU at 56-under-par in 2000 — the last time the tournament was held in Tempe.

UA junior Tarquin MacManus had the team’s low score at 4-under-par. MacManus shot 4-under in the first round of the day and was on pace to better that mark before bogeying 3 of his final 5 holes.

Rich Saferian shot a 2-under-par 69 to join MacManus as the only UA golfers under par. Philip Bagdade is at 1-over-par, and Juan Pablo Hernandez is at 2-over. Jonathan Khan is 3-over, while Trent Redfern was 7-over after the first round, but bounced back with a second round of even par.

ASU’s Jesper Kennegard is the individual leader at 13-under-par. He is also on pace to shatter a tournament record — held by fellow Sun Devil Paul Casey at 23-under-par — also in the 2000 tournament.

MacManus is in a tie for 16th. Leader Stanford has five of its six golfers in the top 12.

Play continues with one round both today and Wednesday.

W-golf assigned to regional

Arizona women’s golf will compete in the West Regional for the third straight year. This is the UA’s 18th consecutive regional appearance. The Wildcats must place in the top seven to continue to the NCAA Championships.


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