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Wildcats Stay in Top 10 to Make Cut at NCAA Championships

Wildcats Stay in Top 10 to Make Cut at NCAA Championships

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Carding a 9-over par round on Sunday, No. 15 Arizona Men’s Golf shaved a stroke off its score from the day before during the third round of the NCAA Championships to position itself into a tie for ninth at 21-over. Arizona made the cut for Monday’s final round of stroke play behind strong outings from Tiger Christensen and Filip Jakubcik who both shot 1-over par to remain in the top 20 of the player leaderboard.

“Today presented more quality scoring opportunities out on the course, and we weren’t able to capitalize on as many of those chances as we would have liked,” said head coach Jim Anderson. “However, we continue to put ourselves into a good position on the leaderboard as the field begins to get cut down towards match play. Monday’s final round of stroke play will be another opportunity for us to put together a complete round of golf with quality scores and improve our position on the leaderboard.”

Sunday’s round marked the second time in three days that Christensen has carded the Wildcats’ lowest score after posting round of 70, 75 and 73 to tie his teammate, Jakubcik, for 16th place overall at 2-over par. Jakubcik’s round of 73 was a steady performance that included only two bogeys with a birdie.

The Wildcats are tied with Georgia Tech for ninth place at 21-over and safely made the cut, by six strokes, from 30 teams to 15 for Monday’s round. Arizona’s three-day run is already its best finish at the NCAA Championships since the 2005-06 season.

Arizona will need to move up the leaderboards during Monday’s final day of stoke play to position itself in the top eight for match play on Tuesday. The Cats will enter the fourth round a shot behind eighth-place Florida and six strokes back of North Carolina and Auburn who are tied for sixth place. Arizona will go off just before noon on Monday with Golf Channel providing coverage at 3 p.m. (MST).



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