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Men's Golf Finishes Fall Season Ranked No. 10 Nationally
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 12/06/2000
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TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's golf team closed the fall portion of the schedule ranked No. 10 nationally in voting released Wednesday by the College Golf Foundation.

The Wildcats received 207 points in the Dec. 6 edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf rankings to earn a No. 10 national ranking. Arizona won the CGF National Match Play Championship in its final team outing of the fall. It closed fall competition with a 290.27 stroke average and two other top-five finishes in five fall events.

Georgia, Clemson, Georgia Tech, South Carolina and Texas round out the top five. Arizona is the top-ranked Pacific-10 Conference teams in the poll. The Wildcats opened the season with a No. 6 ranking in the CGF's preseason poll.

In the individual rankings, Ricky Barnes finished the fall ranked No. 20 nationally. Barnes, a sophomore from Stockton, Calif, competed in six fall events and averaged a team-best 71.86 strokes per round. He earned his first tournament victory of the year by posting a record-setting 196 (-17) at the Savane College All-America Golf Classic on Nov. 20-21. For Barnes, the 2000 National Freshman of the Year, the win included a career-low round of 63 and was his second top-10 finish of the year. it was also his third career tournament win.

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf rankings are administered by the College Golf Foundation in conjunction with the Golf Coaches Association of America. The voting is done by a panel of men's collegiate golf coaches.

Arizona opens the spring season on Jan. 29-30, 2001, by hosting the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson.

DIVISION I - MEN'S TEAM RANKINGS

MASTERCARD COLLEGIATE GOLF RANKINGS

FOURTH EDITION - DECEMBER 6, 2000

School, Points

1. Georgia, 350

2. Clemson, 334

3. Georgia Tech, 302

4. South Carolina, 287

5. Texas, 282

6. Oklahoma State, 252

7. New Mexico, 237

8. Brigham Young, 230

9. Northwestern, 211

10. Arizona, 207

11. Duke, 193

12. North Carolina State, 181

13. Wake Forest, 169

14. Virginia Tech, 167

15. Alabama-Birmingham, 141

T16. San Diego State, 126

T16. Southern California, 126

18. Oklahoma, 124

19. TCU, 116

20. East Tennesee State, 86

21. UNLV, 82

22. Minnesota, 70

23. Florida, 64

24. Kansas, 59

25. Houston, 49

DIVISION I - MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

MASTERCARD COLLEGIATE GOLF RANKINGS

FOURTH EDITION - DECEMBER 6, 2000

Individual, School, Points

1. Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech, 325

2. Kyle Thompson, South Carolina, 283

3. John Engler, Clemson, 278

4. Ryan Hybl, Georgia, 273

5. Craig Lile, Arkansas, 267

6. Lucas Glover, Clemson, 251

7. Luke Donald, Northwestern, 246

8. Hunter Mahan, Southern California, 237

9. Anders Hultman, Oklahoma State, 217

10. John Klauk, Texas, 180

11. Jeff Quinney, Arizona State, 179

12. David Miller, Georgia, 167

13. Erik Compton, Georgia, 155

14. Wilhelm Schauman, Minnesota, 133

15. Alan Morgan, Louisiana State, 106

16. Chris Wisler, East Tennessee State, 105

17. Graeme McDowell, Alabama-Birmingham, 104

18. Andy Sanders, Houston, 83

19. Franklin Hatchett, Southern Methodist, 75

T20. Ricky Barnes, Arizona, 60

T20. Matt Brost, Texas, 60

22. Johan Kok, South Carolina, 59

23. Brent Wanner, Wake Forest, 56

T24. Tom Johnson, Northwestern, 55

T24. Nick Rousey, Alabama, 55

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