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Junior Craig Lile Places 10th in Arizona Invit

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Junior Craig Lile Places 10th in Arizona Invit
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arkansas bounced back from 20th place to 18th on the play of junior Craig Lile and improved play from the freshman Tuesday afternoon at the PING/Arizona Intercollegiate.

Lile placed 10th with by shooting a 1-over par, 143 on the final 56 holes of the tournament. This is Lile’s second top-10 performance in the 1999-2000 season.

Freshman Drew Higginbotham after shooting a first day 86 (+15) bounced back on the second day carding 74, 76 on the final 56 holes. Freshman Ryan Blagg also played well after a 92 on the first day. He was able to improve to a 75, 77 on the final day.

Next for the Hogs will be the Taylor Made Big Island Classic in Hawaii Feb. 16-19.  
PING/Arizona Intercollegiate
Day 2
Par:  71
 

1. Southern California 279-284-282 – 848 (-4)
2. Arizona 278-284-293 – 855 (+3)
3.  New Mexico  285-289-287 – 861 (+9)
4. San Diego State  297-285-288 – 870 (+18)
5. Stanford 285-294-296 – 875 (+23)
  UCLA 288-295-292 – 875 (+23)
18. ARKANSAS 312-296-304 – 912 (+60)

Arkansas Finishers

T10.  Craig Lile  72-72-71 – 215 (+2)
T83. Jay Houk  75-77-81 – 233 (+20)
T88. Beau Galyean  79-75-80 – 234 (+21)
T95. Drew Higginbotham 86-74-76 – 236 (+23)
105.  Ryan Blagg 92-75-77 – 244 (+31)


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