Men's Golf Junior Varsity Finishes Ninth at Del Walker Collegiate Classic

Nov. 7, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's golf junior varsity shot a 12-over-par 296 Friday to finish in ninth place at Del Walker Intercollegiate in Long Beach, Calif.

After shooting a three-under 218 in Thursday's second round to move into fifth place, the Wildcat JV struggled on Friday, as just one UA golfer managed to break par in the final round. Arizona's 21-over 873 total dropped the team into ninth place in the field of 13. UC-Riverside won the event with a three-over 855 total.

Freshman Nathan Tyler was the top-finishing Wildcat, as he carded a one-under 70 in the final round to place eighth overall with a 211 (-2) total. The Tucson, Ariz., product had two rounds under par in the event, including a second-round 66 which is the second-lowest round recorded by a Wildcat golfer this season. It was also Tyler's first collegiate top-10 finish.

Junior Nick Juszczak and freshman Billy Whalen each collected top-30 finishes with solid efforts. Juszczak fired a one-over 72 Friday and finished the 54-hole event with a five-over 218 total to tie for 21st place. He finished five places ahead of Whalen, who was one of three UA golfers to make his collegiate debut. Whalen carded a 219 (+6) total to tie for 26th place.

Also competing for the Wildcats were freshmen Ben Marsh and Brett Carter. Marsh tied fro 54th place with a 12-over 225 total, while Carter finished in 69th place with a 232 (+19) total.

The Del Walker Intercollegiate was held at Virginia Country Club, a par 71, 6,673-yard layout.

This was Arizona's final team event of the fall season. The Wildcats will next be in action, Feb. 2-3, when it hosts the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate at Arizona National Country Club in Tucson, Ariz.

Top Five Teams	                	Top Five Individuals1.  UCRiverside  	855 (+3)	1.  Chris Stroud, Lamar 	66-65-71=202 (-11)2.  Texas-San Antonio	857 (+5)	2.  Brian Six, UCSB     	67-68-71=206 (-7)3.  Lamar        	862 (+10)	3.  Troy McKinley, Pacific	71-67-69=207 (-6)4.  North Texas 	868 (+16)	4.  Todd Saukkola, LBSU 	69-72-67=208 (-5)    UC-Santa Barbara	868 (+16)	5.  Mike Mezei, UTSA       	67-72-71=210 (-3)                            		    Bret Lederer, LBSU  	65-68-77=210 (-3)                          		    Michael Schaeffer, UTSA	72-68-70=210 (-3)

Arizona Finishers T8. Nathan Tyler 75-66-70=211 (-2) T21. Nick Juszczak 74-72-72=218 (+5) T26. Billy Whalen 72-71-76=219 (+6) T54. Ben Marsh 75-72-78=225 (+12) 69. Brett Carter 78-73-81=232 (+19)

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