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Men's Golf Advances to CGF Match Play Championships
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 11, 2000
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ESTERO, Fla. - The University of Arizona men's golf team won two matches Saturday to advance to the championship round of the CGF National Intercollegiate Match Play Team Championships.

Led by freshman Chris Nallen, who went 2-0 in his matches, No. 3 seed Arizona defeated No. 6 seed Northwestern, 3-2, in the opening round and No. 7 seed UNLV, 4-1, in the semifinals to advance to Sunday's championship match against No. 5 seed Georgia Tech.

Nallen, the only UA golfer to win both of his matches, earned a 1-up victory over Northwestern's David Shaffer in Saturday morning's quarterfinal to key the victory. After Ricky Barnes and Cody Beyer halved their matches, Nallen and Ben Clark, who won 2-up, earned victories to clinch the 3-2 win.

Nallen's dominating 4 and 2 win over UNLV's Calvin Kupeyan in the semifinals led the way to an easy 4-1 victory. Barnes chipped in with a 1-up win, while Beyer won 3 and 2. Hatley and Clark added halves to make it a 4-1 final.

On the women's side, top-seeded Arizona lost both its matches and will play for seventh place on Sunday. The UA women were defeated, 3-2, by No. 8 seed Georgia in the opening round and 4-1 by No. 4 seed Auburn in the consolation bracket.

The women will take on No. 7 seed Pepperdine tomorrow in the seventh-place consolation match.

The CGF National Intercollegiate Match Play Team Championships are being held at The West Bay Club in Estero, Fla. The course is a par 72, 6,878-yard layout.

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