TEMPE, Ariz. — For the first time in the 22-year history of the competition, the Arizona-Utah Shootout ended in a 36-36 tie Tuesday at the Karsten Golf Course.
The annual competition, featuring the top amateur golfers from each state in a Ryder Cup-like format, has been played on an annual basis since 1991. After this year's tie, Utah retains the trophy and maintains its one-up lead in the series, 11-10-1.
The Shootout came down to the final match of the day between Dan Horner of Utah and Camron Howell of Arizona with Horner winning the two points his team needed for the tie.
Other Utah winners in Tuesday's single matches were Kirk Siddens, Nick Drost, Todd Barker, Bill Probst, and Annette Gaiotti. Christian Jensen and Brady Stanger each tied their matches. Other Utah team members included Jean Labrie, Jeff Jolley, Steve Poulson and Jon Wright.
SUU MEN'S GOLF: At Simi Valley, Calif., junior Jake Holt finished ninth to lead Southern Utah's men's golf team to a seventh-place finish at the 20-team Bill Cullum Invitational on Tuesday. The tournament, Southern Utah's last of 2012, was held at the 6,801-yard, par 72 Woodranch Golf Club.
Holt shot 2-under par 70 on Tuesday for a final total of 1-under 215. He opened with a 72 before shooting 73 in the second round, which was suspended because of darkness on Monday.
UVU WOMEN'S SOCCER: Utah Valley University soccer goalkeeper Lauren Sack has been named Great West Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the league office. This is the second time this season Sack has taken the award, as she received the same honor earlier in the month on Oct. 2.
Sack, a junior from Reno, Nev., recorded her third clean sheet on the season in a huge win over conference-foe Houston Baptist. She stopped seven shots as the Wolverines grabbed a 2-0 victory to claim sole possession of first place in the GWC standings.
UVU WRESTLING: Utah Valley University assistant wrestling coach Justin Ruiz was inducted into the Utah Wrestling Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Ruiz was a three-time Utah State Champion at Taylorsville High School and recently joined UVU's coaching staff after a long and decorated wrestling career that featured a bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships.
Ruiz was also a three-time ASICS Junior National Champion, a three-time Fila Junior Nationals Champion and a High School National Champion. He too was a two-time member of the Fila Junior World Team and the recipient of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award in 1998. He then went on to wrestled at the University of Nebraska where he became a two-time All-American wrestler.
Ruiz then made the transition to the international ranks, where he went on to become a seven-time U.S. Open National Champion, six-time U.S. World Team member, 10-time U.S. National Team member, two-time Olympic alternate, two-time U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year, four-time Pan American Champion, a World Cup Silver Medalist and a member of the first and only U.S. Greco-Roman Team to win a World Championship (2007).
UTAH STATE GOLF: At Simi Valley, Calif., Utah State's Seokwon Jeon recorded his collegiate low 54-hole score with a 2-over 218 and matched his best-ever collegiate finish as he tied for 15th-place at the Cal State Northridge hosted Bill Cullum Invitational held here at the Wood Ranch Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday.
Utah State finished in 11th-place in the 20-team field with a 32-over 896 (301-299-296).
WESTMINSTER MEN'S BASKETBALL: The Westminster College men's basketball team is ranked No. 13 in the 2012-13 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll, the NAIA announced Tuesday. Westminster received 139 points in the poll to sit in a tie for the 13th position with Biola (Calif.).
Westminster has now been ranked in 87 polls all-time and they return to the preseason poll for the first time since starting the 2010-11 season at No. 12. This marks the fourth time the team has been No. 13 or better in the preseason poll in the past six years.
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