Men's golf team finishes eighth at Pac-10 Championships
From staff reports
The Arizona men's golf team finished 60 shots off the pace at the Pacific 10 Conference Championships yesterday, placing eighth out of 10 teams.
The Wildcats had a 16-over-par 366 on the final day of the tournament, finishing with a 63-over-par 1463, well behind Arizona State's 3-over-par 1403.
The Sun Devils finished 21 shots ahead of second place UCLA (24-over-par 1424). Oregon (1427), Washington (1440) and California (1441) rounded out the top five.
Arizona's Scott Moore came in tied for 15th, the best among the Wildcats, with a score of 6-over-par 286. He shot a final round of 3-under-par 67.
That was well off the pace set by ASU's Paul Casey, who shot a 10-under-par 60 in the final round to leap over Stanford's Joel Kribel, who shot a 70 on the final day.
Rounding out the list for Arizona were Derek Gillespie (tied for 20th, 10-over-par 290), Cody Beyer (tied for 33rd, 15-over-par 295), Tim Weiss (tied for 42nd, 18-over-par 298) and Andy Barnes and Brandon Smith (tied for 49th, 22-over-par 302).
Despite the low finish Arizona does get to participate at the NCAA West Regional May 20-22, as it will be the host school for the tournament, which will be held at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort. The full field will be announced May 11.
Two UA women's golfers were named among the five women on the All-Pacific 10 Conference Golf Team.
Juniors Jenna Daniels and Jill Gomric picked up the awards, with Daniels, Arizona's leading scorer, receiving her second consecutive year of honors thanks to six top 10 finishes this season.
Gomric stepped up from her honorable mention status of the past two season after finishing eighth at the Pac-10 Championships and four top 10 performances.
Wildcat senior Krissie Register and freshman Cristina Baena were also recognized on the All-Pac-10 second team.
Register and Baena earned their first-ever honors with one tournament win and five top 10 finishes in eight tournaments, respectively.
The Arizona women's golf team has now produced 18 first, second and honorable mention All-Pac-10 players over the last four years.
The Wildcats' next match is May 6-8 at the NCAA West Regional in Houston.