Men's Golf in 12th Place at Del Walker Intercollegiate

Oct. 16, 2008

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's golf junior varsity team stands in 12th place Thursday after the first round of the Del Walker Intercollegiate in Long Beach, Calif.

The Wildcat JV posted a first-round 294 (+10) and stands 12th in the 15-team field. Despite playing with only four players, the Arizona JV still managed to post its low round of the season. Colorado State leads the field after the opening round with a 17-under 267 total.

Sophomore John Kostis led Arizona through the first 18 holes, carding a one-under 70. He is currently tied for 15th place. The opening-round tally was a season-low round for Kostis and equaled the low round of his collegiate career.

Philip Bagdade is tied for 32nd place at one-over 72, while Kenji Hernandez is tied for 49th place at three-over 74. Peter Croonquist is tied for 67th place at seven-over 78.

The Del Walker Intercollegiate continues through Friday at the Virginia Country Club, a par-71, 6,633-yard layout.

Top-Five Teams1. Colorado State 267=267 (-17)2. UC Irvine 275=275 (-9)3. Texas-San Antonio 278=278 (-6)4. Long Beach State 282=282 (-2)5. Weber State 283=283 (-1) Pacific 283=283 (-1) Loyola Marymount 283=283 (-1)

Top-Five Individuals1. Bryce Hanstad, Colorado State 65=65 (-6)2. Zahkai Brown, Colorado State 66=66 (-5) Dustin Morris, Colorado State 66=66 (-5)4. Robert Francioni, UC Irvine 67=67 (-4) Sean Shahi, UC Irvine 67=67 (-4) Emiliano Martinez, UTSA 67=67 (-4) John Chin, UC Irvine 67=67 (-4) Kyle Collins, UTSA 67=67 (-4)

Arizona FinishersT15. John Kostis 70=70 (-1)T32. Philip Bagdade 72=72 (+1)T49. Kenji Hernandez 74=74 (+3)T67. Peter Croonquist 78=78 (+7)

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