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Men's Golf JV Finishes Fifth at NMSU/Herb Wimberly Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 09, 2000
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Bolstered by two individual top-10 finishes, the University of Arizona men's golf junior varsity finished fifth at the NMSU/Herb Wimberly Invitational last weekend.

The Wildcats shot a final-round 283 (-5) and finished in fifth place with a three-round total of 872 (+8). Wyoming captured the team title with a total of 862 (-2). Arkansas-Little Rock (863), Wichita State (864) and San Diego (867) rounded out the top four. The Wildcat JV finished ahead of 10 varsity and two other junior varsity squads in the 17-team field.

Junior Ben Clark led Arizona individually, finishing in a tie for 12th place. Clark was two under par over the final 36 holes and tallied a 216 total (E) for the three-round event. He was one of two Wildcats to finish in the top 20, as Brandon Smith finished tied for 17th place. Smith carded a two-over-par total of 218 to post the second top-20 finish of his career. Chris Wilson, of the University of Louisiana-Monroe, captured individual medalist honors with a three-round total of 211 (-5).

Other Arizona performers included senior Rob Anderson, who tied for 28th at 220 (+4), freshman Andy Connell, who tied for 35th at 222 (+6) and juniors Tim Weiss, who finished 42nd at 224 (+8), and Brian Woolf, who finished tied for 52nd at 227 (+11). Weiss competed in the tournament as an individual.

The Arizona varsity will next be in action on Mon.-Tue., Oct. 16-17, at the Jerry Pate Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.

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