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The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat


    “Men’s golf places third, finishes fall season strong”

    The No. 50 Arizona men’s golf team went into its final tournament of the fall season hoping to finish on a high note.

    The Wildcats did exactly that, playing their most complete round of the season yesterday en route to a third-place finish at the CordeValle Collegiate in San Martin, Calif.

    Arizona shot an 11-under 277 in the final round. The Wildcats’ 56-hole tally of 23-under 841 was 19 strokes behind the tournament winner, No. 9 Stanford.

    “”It is a step in the right direction,”” said UA assistant coach John Knauer as the team headed to the airport yesterday afternoon. “”You want to end the fall season on a good note so you have something to build on (for the spring).””

    The Pacific 10 Conference claimed the top three spots as No. 13 USC finished second with a final score of 28-under 836.

    Junior Travis Esway and sophomore Ben Fox both finished in the top-10 for the Wildcats. Esway and Fox posted identical scores of 7-under 209 for the tournament to finish tied for eighth place.

    Senior Josh Esler finished in a tie for 25th place with a 1-under 215, and junior Creighton Honeck and senior Josh Wilks finished tied for 38th and 43rd places, respectively.

    Honeck finished with a 1-over 217 while Wilks shot a 2-over 218 in his first varsity tournament of the year, as Wilks was brought up from the junior varsity squad last week.

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