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Arizona Men's Golf Places Seventh at Morris Williams Intercollegiate
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/21/2000
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AUSTIN, Texas - The 12th-ranked Arizona men's golf team broke a string of three consecutive top-five finishes with a seventh-place outing at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate. The Wildcats had their best round of the tournament Tuesday with a score of 288 at the Austin Country Club (Par-72, 6,906 yards) to improve from tenth place entering the final round. BYU saw its eight stroke lead disappear in the final day, but held on to edge UNLV in a one-hole playoff for the title. Both teams ended regulation at 881, which was five strokes better than third-place Fresno State at 886. Oklahoma State was fourth at 889, while Houston and New Mexico tied for fifth place at 891.

New Mexico's Joel Hendry captured the individual title at 5-under-par 211, which was one stroke ahead of BYU's Andy Miller in second place. Michael Kirk of UNLV finished at even-par 216 in third place, while Texas A&M's Ty Cox was fourth at 1-over-par 217. Ryan King of Fresno State rounded out the top five at 2-over-par 218.

Arizona sophomore Cody Beyer posted his first top-10 finish of the season with a 4-over-par 220 (74-74-72) to tie for seventh place. Freshman Ricky Barnes entered the final day tied for 37th but shot a 68 in the third round to tie for 11th place at 5-over-par 221 (75-78-68). Senior Derek Gillespie tied for 18th at 8-over-par 224 (78-73-73) and freshman Reid Hatley shot an 18-over-par 234 and tied for 61st. Senior Scott Moore rounded out the Wildcat lineup with a score of 239 to tie for 74th place.

This marks the sixth consecutive top-10 finish for the Wildcats. They have placed in the top 10 in eight of their nine tournaments on the season.

Arizona will next see action at the U.S. Collegiate, April 7-9 in Lecanto, Fla.

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