Vegas earns Men's Golf's No. 1 spot for PING/Arizona Intercollegiate
AUSTIN, Texas -- Junior Jhonattan Vegas took the No. 1 spot at the upcoming PING/Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson, Ariz., after the Texas men's golf team hosted its first qualifying event of the spring season.
It was the first qualifying tournament was held to determine the five men's golfers who will compete in the upcoming PING/Arizona Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 30-31 in Arizona, Calif.
The 2006 PING-Arizona Intercollegiate is a 54-hole event, which will be contested at Arizona National, a par 71, 6,900-yard layout. Thirty-six holes will be played on Monday, Jan. 30 with continuous play scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. MST. The final 18 holes will start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Four of the teams in the field are currently ranked in the (Nov. 4) GCAA/Bridgestone Top-25 Coaches Poll. The following teams are scheduled to compete: Arizona State, Brigham Young, California, UC-Irvine, Denver, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas-El Paso, Tulsa, and host Arizona (two squads).
Vegas had a low seven-day total of 578, after rounds of 75, 74, 72, 78, 72, 69, 66 and 72. He is currently fourth on the team with a 75.0 per round average and tied for 11th at UT's last outing to The CordeValle Classic on Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Vegas has now won a pair of qualifying tournaments this year, taking the top spot before the The Prestige on Nov. 12.
Sophomore Jace Moore finished second with a total of 581 after rounds of 74, 75, 72, 76, 72, 75, 70 and a closing 67. Moore played in all three of UT's fall outings, finishing with a 74.4 per round average and was tops on the team with 33 birdies.
Seniors Matthew Mills, Jeff Bell and Matt Rosenfeld will round out the five for the Longhorns. Mills finished with a 582, Bell shot a total score of 586 and Rosenfeld finished with a score of 589.