Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Men's Golf Finishes Fifth at U.S. Collegiate Championships
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 09, 2001
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – For the second straight day, the Arizona men's golf team posted three scores at par to propel the team to a fifth-place finish late Sunday at the Ford U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships.

Arizona entered the final round in a tie for seventh, but carded a team total of 289 (+1) to finish with a score of 875 (+11) to finish in a tie for fifth place with TCU. It marked the second consecutive day in which three UA golfers were at par or better in the event. Georgia captured team honors with a score of 835 (-29), while Georgia Tech (868) finished second.

Individually, two Arizona golfers finished in the top 20, led by Cody Beyer. Beyer posted a three-round total of 217 (+1) to finish in a tie for 13th place. Teammate Ricky Barnes tallied a final-round 72 en route to a 218 total (+2) and a tie for 16th place. Northwestern's Luke Donald captured individual medalist honors with a three-round score of 202 (-14).

Reid Hatley and Chris Nallen both tied for 22nd place with 220 (+4) totals. Nallen was the only Wildcat golfer to post a sub-par round in the tournament, a second-round 70 on Saturday. Ben Clark finished in 58th place with a 237 (+21) total.

The 54-hole Ford U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships were contested at Vista Vallarta in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The course is a par 72, 7,057-yard layout.

The UA men will next be in action April 13-14 at the ASU/Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.

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