Lightning Stops Second Round at Tucker Intercollegiate

Sept. 11, 2009

TUCSON, Ariz. - A lightning delay halted the second round Friday at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate. The Arizona men's golf team was in 12th place at the time play was suspended.

The second round will resume at 7:30 a.m. MDT Saturday with the final round following immediately.

Arizona was led by junior Tarquin MacManus, who stands at two-under par midway through the second round. MacManus carded a first-round 71 and is currently in a tie for 10th place. He is the lone Wildcat under par.

Two UA players competing as individuals, Tom Conran and Kenji Hernandez, are tied fro 51st and 55th places, respectively. Hernandez posted a one-under 71 in the first round, which was one of two under-par rounds for the Cats on Friday.

Jonathan Khan and Rich Saferian are tied for 61st place at six-over par, two strokes ahead of teammates John Kostis and Trent Redfern. Freshman Stefan Cox is tied for 86th place at +10.

The 55th annual William H. Tucker Intercollegiate is contested at the UNM Championship Course, a par-72, 7,562-yard layout.

Top-Five Teams (in relation to par when play was suspended)1. UNLV	             -162. San Diego State    -93. Pepperdine	      -2   Baylor	      -25. Texas A&M           E

Top-Five Individuals1. Tom Whitney, Air Force -102. Derek Ernst, UNLV -7 Payne Gniewek, Baylor -74. Timothy Madigan, New Mexico State -6 Colby Smith, UNLV -6 Andrew Cooley, San Diego State -6

Arizona FinishersT10. Tarquin MacManus -2T51. Tom Conran * +4T55. Kenji Hernandez * +5T61. Jonathan Khan +6T61. Rich Saferian +6T78. John Kostis +8T78. Trent Redfern +8T86. Stefan Cox * +10

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