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Golf tees off

The Arizona men’s golf team will attempt to rebound from a shaky performance last week in Hawaii as play begins in the Braveheart Classic, a two-day, 54-hole event hosted by the University of California, Riverside.

After having four of their five golfers finish the John A. Burns Intercollegiate, UA’s most recent tournament, the Wildcats will look to rebound as play begins with 36 holes today in Beaumont, Calif.

“”(Last week) was just one of those tournaments for us … a couple missed breaks here and there and a few missed short putts, and it adds up when you have five guys not playing up to their potential,”” said junior Tarquin MacManus. “”We’re just going week to week and doing what we do and things will come around.””

MacManus, who finished the Burns Intercollegiate in a tie for 43rd, has posted only one top-10 finish this season after recording five such finishes during the 2008-09 season.

Arizona also needs a bounce-back performance from junior Rich Saferian, who landed a tie for 36th in Hawaii, only two weeks after from an individual victory in the Arizona Intercollegiate — one of two home events for the Wildcats this season.

Arizona is the only Pacific 10 Conference team in the tournament. Play begins with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start scheduled for Monday and a 9 a.m. shotgun start scheduled for Tuesday.

W-golf rides into Bruin Wave Invitational

The Arizona women’s golf team has its sights set on another high finish as play begins in the Bruin Wave Invitational, a three-day event co-hosted by Pepperdine and UCLA.

Led by sophomore Margarita Ramos, UA aims to continue its streak of six consecutive top-10 finishes, which includes three top-3 finishes.

The only Pacific 10 Conference team not participating in the tournament is California, so the Wildcats will get a glimpse of what the field will look like for next month’s Pac-10 Championships held in Eugene, Ore.

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