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Arizona Men's Golf Ties for Second at John Burn's Intercollegiate
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/27/2000
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HONOLULU, Hawaii - The 24th-ranked Arizona men's golf team posted a final-round score of 281 at the Leilehua Golf Course (Par-72, 6,916 yards) Friday to tie for second place at the John Burns Intercollegiate. The Wildcats tied with Oklahoma State with a total score of 839, while Brigham Young captured the title with a score of 830. UNLV was fourth at 842 and New Mexico rounded out the top five with a score of 852.

Individually, UNLV's Jeremy Anderson won the tournament with a 66 in each round to finish at 18-under-par 198. Billy Harvey of BYU was second at 11-under-par 205, followed by Scott Hailes of New Mexico at 10-under-par 206. Todd Miller of BYU was fourth with a score of 9-under-par 207.

Arizona placed one golfer in the top ten individually as senior Derek Gillespie fired a 66 in the final round to jump from 31st entering the last day to a tie for seventh place at 7-under 209. Sophomore Brandon Smith, Arizona's top golfer entering the final round, slipped into a tie for 13th with a final-round score of 73, while finishing with a 5-under-par 211 for the tournament. Sophomore Cody Beyer shot a 4-under-par 212 to tie for 16th place, while senior Scott Moore tied for 26th at 2-under-par 214. Freshman Ricky Barnes was tied for eighth entering the final day, but shot a 76 in the third round and dropped into a tie for 31st at 1-under-par 215.

This was Arizona's sixth top-10 finish in seven tournaments on the season and their second consecutive second-place outing. The Wildcats will next travel to Lafayette, La. for the Louisiana Classic, March 8-9.

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