Cats Finish Sixth at Arizona Intercollegiate

Feb. 3, 2009

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TUCSON, Ariz. - Pepperdine used a five under second round to grab the lead in the Arizona Intercollegiate and never looked back. The Waves shot an 855 (+3) total to wrap up the victory Tuesday at Arizona National Golf Club.

Pepperdine had three golfers in the top 15, including Chad Vivolo, whose 209(-4) was the fourth-best score in the tournament.

Tennessee's Chris Paisley shot a 201 (-12) to post a three-stroke win individually. His five under second round allowed him to take the lead from Pepperdine's Andrew Putnam, who finished in a tie for ninth. Paisley then shot a final-round 67 to secure the victory. The Volunteers finished third, four strokes behind runner-up San Diego State.

San Diego State's Matt Hoffenberg helped lead his team to that second-place finish by finishing second individually in the tournament with a score of 204 (-9). Coastal Carolina's Zack Byrd and Pepperdine's Chad Vilovo each shot a 65 Tuesday, tying for the lowest round of the tournament. They finished third and fourth, respectively. Sean Shahi of UC-Irvine finished fifth.

Host Arizona finished sixth in the event. They were eight strokes off the lead after the second round, but took themselves out of contention with a 10-over final round. Tarquin MacManus led the Wildcats with a 215 (+2) total to tie for 13th. Arizona's junior varsity finished last in the 17-team field, 65 strokes over par.

The Arizona Intercollegiate was played at Arizona National in Tucson, Ariz., a par 71, 6,785 yard course.

Top-Five Teams1.  Pepperdine	           286-279-290=855 (+3)2.  San Diego State	   288-280-290=858 (+6)3.  Tennessee              285-285-292=862 (+10)4.  UNLV	           291-281-294=866 (+14)    East Tennessee State   300-278-288=866 (+14)

Top-Five Individuals1. Chris Paisley, Tennessee 68-66-67=201 (-12)2. Matt Hoffenberg, SDSU 69-68-67=204 (-9)3. Zack Byrd, Coastal Carolina 72-65-69=206 (-7)4. Chad Vivolo, Pepperdine 72-72-65=209 (-4)5. Sean Shahi, UC-Irvine 73-68-69=210 (-3)

Arizona FinishersT13. Tarquin MacManus 74-69-72=215 (+2)T19. Rich Saferian 72-69-76=217 (+4)T31. Tyler Neal 77-70-75=222 (+9)T37. Nicholas Park 73-73-77=223 (+10)T44. Jonathan Khan 73-80-71=224 (+11)T44. Brad Nicholson * 80-73-71=224 (+11)T51. Tom Conran ** 78-69-78=225 (+12)67. Peter Ireland ** 81-72-76=229(+16)T68. Philip Bagdade * 77-76-77=230 (+17)T72. John Kostis * 78-77-77=232 (+19)85. Alvin Cheung ** 80-75-72=237 (+24)T86. Kenji Hernandez * 82-74-82=238 (+25)88. Andrew Kelly * 87-71-81=239 (+26)T72. Peter Croonquist * 88-79-79=242 (+29)

* junior varsity** competed as an individual

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