Arizona Athletics clinches Territorial Cup Series with Men’s Golf victory

SANTA ROSA, CA – With the Pac-12 Championship and Territorial Cup Series on the line, Arizona Men’s Golf delivered a sweep for Arizona Athletics. 

Winning is sweet, especially when it comes at the expense of your bitter rivals, and on Wednesday afternoon at the Mayacama Golf Club, that is exactly what happened as Arizona Athletics secured not only a Territorial Cup Series victory over ASU, but also a Pac-12 Golf Championship, and individual Pac-12 Championship.

Led by Wildcat senior Brad Reeves, who won in a sudden-death playoff match against Stanford’s Henry Shimp, the Wildcats shot a combined -41 under par in the four-day Tournament to cap off a miraculous run.

Coming in, the Wildcats were going to have a tough challenge on their hands, but luckily for us, they delivered a tremendous performance to help secure the victory.

Arizona would lead after the first round of action, posting a combined 344 (-16) and leading the rest of the field by at least two strokes or more. However, ASU would rebound on the second day, posting a combined 349 (-11), and pulling ahead of Arizona by one stroke to take the lead in the Tournament.

The Wildcats would not go quietly! Needing a big round on Tuesday, Arizona would respond, shooting a combined 355 (-5) on the day, which wasn’t the best score on the day, however, it was better than ASU’s combined 360 (E), which put Arizona back in front by a whopping, four strokes!

Sunday through Tuesday’s action set-up for a big day for Arizona Men’s Golf to close out the Pac-12 Tournament.

Approaching the fourth and final day of golfing action in Santa Rosa, CA, the Wildcats would need to turn in another big performance if they were to come away victorious in this one.

Leading the rest of the field by at least four strokes or more, it would essentially boil down to how the Wildcats faired in their matchups against ASU.

Here’s how our Wildcats fared on the final day of action:

Arizona’s Chase Sienkiewicz would finish his day shooting a 74 (+2), finishing tied for 32nd in the Tournament. Chases’ score would ultimately not be counted in towards the teams’ overall score, since each team can drop their lowest score.

Briggs Duce would shoot a 73 (+1) again for the second-straight day, finishing tied for 37th in the Tournament.

Christian Banke would end his day with a 70 (-2), tying for 25th overall, while Trevor Werbylo would post a 71 (-1), finishing up tied for 8th in the Tournament.

However, the real story was the performances of David Laskin who shot a 66 (-6), and Reeves who posted a 68 (-4). Each would finish the Tournament tied for 17th and 1st overall respectively.

Together, it was their efforts that helped propel the Cats to finishing with a 348 (-12) to not only secure the Pac-12 Championship, but also the individual Championship for Reeves, and more importantly, the Territorial Cup Series Championship!

Here’s is head coach Jim Anderson and Arizona’s Brad Reeves following the teams’ victory!