Arizona in Ninth After Three

April 28, 2009

TUCSON, Ariz.- Washington strengthened their lead on their home course in the Pac 10 Tournament shooting a 347 (-13) today, bringing their total to 1072 (-8). Arizona dropped to ninth following their third round of 367 (+7). The Cats sit 44 strokes off the pace with one round to play.


The Huskies are led by Darren Wallace, who fired a 65 (-7) today, increasing his lead to four strokes. Washington holds a seven stroke lead over Oregon, the only other team under par. ASU’s 193 (+13) places them in third. Stanford and Oregon State are tied for fourth at sixteen over.


Four strokes behind Wallace is John Murphy of California. At three under, Oregon’s Daniel Miernicki and Washington’s Nick Taylor are tied for third. Tarquin MacManus moved into the top five with his 69 (-3) in the third round.


MacManus shot the lowest score on the team for the second straight round, both sub-70 marks. No other Wildcat has carded a score in the sixties. After falling from fifth to 22nd in round two, Phil Bagdade continued his fall in round three. Bagdade shot a 75 (+3) in the third round, dropping into a tie for 34th. Rich Saferian shot par today, improving to 44th in the tournament. Jonathan Khan has a score of 227 (+11) through three rounds, and is tied for 49th. At 18 over, Tyler Neal is in 54th. Brad Nicholson is tied for 57th.


The final 18 holes is scheduled for tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. PDT. The Pac 10 Tournament is contested at the Seattle Golf Club, a par 72, 6,836 yard course.


Top Five Teams

1. Washington                          365+360+347=1072 (-8)
2. Oregon                                             366+363+350=1079 (-1)
3. Arizona State                                    375+362+356=1093 (+13)
T4. Stanford                                         366+371+359=1096 (+16)

T4. Oregon State                                  364+371+361=1096 (+16)


Top Five Individuals

1. Darren Wallace, Washington             70+72+65=207 (-9)

2. John Murphy, California                    69+74+69=212 (-4)
T3. Daniel Miernicki, Oregon    74+69+70=213 (-3)
T3. Nick Taylor, Washington                76+70+67=213 (-3)

5. Tarquin MacManus, Arizona 77+68+69=214 (-2)


Arizona Finishers

5. Tarquin MacManus                          77+68+69=214 (-2)

T34. Phil Bagdade                                71+77+75=223 (+7)

T44. Rich Saferian                                76+78+72=226 (+10)

T49. Jonathan Khan                             75+77+75=227 (+11)

54. Tyler Neal                                      83+75+76=234 (+18)

T57. Brad Nicholson                            75+81+84=240 (+24) 


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