UA takes 5th at Mauna Kea

By Ian Parkman
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 16, 1996

The Arizona men's golf team finished fifth at the Mauna Kea Resort Collegiate International golf tournament Wednesday with a final round score of 271. In the final round, the Wildcats made up two strokes on sixth-place finisher Arizona State.

The tournament was played on the par-72 Hapuna Golf Course in Kohala Coast, Hawaii.

Defending NCAA champion Oklahoma State had a final round of 270 to overtake second-round leader Southern Cal, 847 to 861. Oklahoma State golfer Lelf Westerberg won the individual tournament, shooting a 68 in the final round to hold off USC's Brian Hull, who had led after the first two rounds.

UA golfer Scott Willie improved from being tied for ninth to a tie for seventh place with a final round score of 70. Willie had the highest finish for the Wildcats. Ted Purdy, winner of the PING Intercollegiate last weekend, finished tied for 11th. Other Arizona golfers in the top 50 were Chase Kelly whose 223 was good enough for 22nd, and Todd Rose, who finished tied for 50th with a 232. Aman Bahl finished 64th, shooting a 241.

Oregon State finished third with a 878. Arkansas followed in fourth with a 879. Next came Arizona at 863, the Sun Devils at 884 and Pacific at 887.