Strong First Round Positions Wildcats at ASU
PHOENIX, Ariz. – No. 20 Arizona Men's Golf used an 11-under par opening round to position themselves among a pack of teams huddled in the middle of the leaderboards heading into Saturday's final round of action at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. The Wildcats wrapped up Friday's pair of rounds at 15-under par and in a tie for eighth place out of 17.
"We did a good job limiting mistakes today but needed to make more birdies," said head coach Jim Anderson. "After today, we need to play more aggressively into some of hole locations because greens were holding shots. We will make the necessary adjustments and attack where we can tomorrow. Chase and David were both outstanding much of the day, and we really needed their rounds in different ways. Tomorrow, we will be off early and plan to have a great round."
Sophomore Chase Sienkiewicz led Arizona with a score of 6-under, good for a tie for 12th. Behind Sienkiewicz, senior David Laskin had a quality day of 5-under to give the Wildcats a second top-20 score. Seniors Brad Reeves and Trevor Werbylo were the only other Wildcats to shoot par or better through the first two rounds.
Arizona is one of five teams separated by five strokes on the leaderboards and will look to make moves in third and final round with one of the early tee times.