Wildcats End 36-Hole Day Among Pack in Top Five
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona Men's Golf finished its 36-hole, Saturday marathon as one of five teams to shoot 20-under par or lower as part of a breakaway pack atop the Arizona N.I.T. leaderboards. The Wildcats were led by senior Brad Reeves who shot 9-under par with rounds of 68 and 67 to finish Saturday in a tie for third. Arizona heads into the final round on Sunday as part of a four-team pack of teams within five strokes of one another.
Reeves and teammate Chaz Aurilia each gave Arizona a round of 68 to open the day, which tied Aurilia's lowest round of the young season. The low-scoring tandem also posted sub-70 rounds to close Saturday's action as Reeves and Aurilia were the only Wildcats to break 70 on day one of the N.I.T. With a steady second round that feature five birdies and 13 par's, Reeves' 67 to close Saturday's action was the third lowest score of the day for both rounds.
Aurilia enters Sunday's final round as the second Wildcat in the top 10, sitting in a tie for eighth at 7-under par. Senior Trevor Werbylo, who posted back-to-back rounds of 70 on Saturday, gave Arizona a third player in the top-20 of the individual leaderboards.
The Wildcats will tee off on the third and final round at approximately 8:40 a.m. (MST) on Sunday as they look to emerge from the pack of teams in the top five who are all chasing Oklahoma State at 29-under par.