Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Men's Golf Finishes Tied for Fourth Place at The Preview by Ping & Golfweek
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 26, 2000
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DURHAM, N.C. - The University of Arizona men's golf team was unable to make up any ground Tuesday and finished tied for fourth place at The Preview by Ping & Golfweek.

The Wildcats, who were in third place at the conclusion of play Monday, carded a final-round 298 and finished in a four-way tie for fourth place at 590 (+14). Georgia captured team honors in the rain-shortened event with a total of 583 (+7), four strokes ahead of runner-up BYU and five in front of third-place Clemson. Arizona, ranked sixth nationally, was the highest-placing Pac-10 team in the 16-team field.

Sophomore Reid Hatley led Arizona individually with his second consecutive top-five finish. Hatley shot a final-round 74 (+2) to finish in a tie for fifth place. His 36-hole total of 144 (E) was four shots off the pace set by individual medalist Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech at 140.

Joining Hatley in the top 10 for Arizona was fellow sophomore Ricky Barnes. Barnes posted a final-round 73 and finished tied for eighth place at 145. It was Barnes' first top-10 finish of the year and the seventh of his collegiate career.

Other Arizona performers included freshman Chris Nallen, who tied for 34th at 150 (+6), and juniors Cody Beyer and Tim Weiss, who tied for 44th (152/+8) and 70th (157/+13), respectively.

Inclement weather shortened the tournament from 54 to 36 holes. The tournament was contested at the Duke University Golf Club, a par 72, 7,054-yard layout. This event featured 14 of the top-20 ranked teams in the current MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings.

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