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Wildcat Men's Golfers in Fourth Place at U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 07, 2000
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Los Cabos, Mexico The 11th-ranked University of Arizona men's golf team fired a first round total of 1-under-par 287 at the U.S. Collegiate Championships today and is in fourth place. The 12-team 54-hole tournament, which is being held at the Eldorado Golf Club (Par-72, 7,050 yards) is led by 19th-ranked Florida, who opened play with a 17-under-par 271. The Gators own a 13 shot lead over defending champion UNLV, who shot a 4-under-par 284 today.

Fifth-ranked Oklahoma State is in third place at 286, followed by Arizona (287) and there is a two-way tie for fifth between No. 1 ranked Georgia Tech and No. 7 Georgia, who both had rounds of even-par 288.

Individually, Florida's first place total was bolstered by Bubba Dickerson, who is in first place after carding a 7-under-par 65. Teammate Ben Banks is tied with Georgia's Bryant Odom for second at 5-under-par 67, while Arizona freshman Reid Hatley is tied with UNLV's Jeremy Anderson for fourth place with rounds of 4-under-par 68. Hatley shot a 35 on the front nine and a 33 on the back.

As for the rest of the Arizona lineup, freshman Ricky Barnes is tied for 20th at even-par 72 (36-36); Derek Gillespie is tied for 25th at 1-over-par 73 (37-36); Cody Beyer is tied for 34th at 2-over-par 74 (35-39) and Scott Moore is tied for 38th at 4-over-par 76 (37-39).

Portions of tomorrow's second round action can be seen live on ESPN from 9 - 11 a.m. Sunday's third round play will be tape delayed on ESPN2 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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