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UA Tied For 16th After One Round
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/02/1999
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Chaska, Minn. (June 2) - The Arizona men's golf team opened play of the 1999 NCAA Men's Golf Championships with a 15-over-par 303 and is tied with Minnesota and Illinois for 16th place. The 72-hole tournament, which is being held at the Hazeltine National Golf Club (Par-72, 7,196 yards), is led by Oklahoma State, who carded a 1-over-par 289. The Cowboys will take a three shot lead over second place Georgia (292) into the second round.

After Thursday's action, the field of 30 teams will be cut in half and the top-15 squads will advance into Friday and Saturday's third and final rounds.

Following Oklahoma State and Georgia, there is a two-way tie for third between Brigham Young and Clemson, who are at 293, while North Carolina rounds out the top-five at 294. Defending national champion UNLV is sixth with a 296 and 1999 Pac-10 and West Regional champion Arizona State is in a three-way tie for eighth at 297.

Individually, East Tennessee State's Chris Wisler fired a 4-under-par 68 and is in first place by two shots over a group of five golfers who are tied for second at 2-under-par 70. After that, there is a six-way tie for seventh at 71.

The next group, which includes Arizona's Derek Gillespie, is made up of nine golfers who are tied for 13th, four shots off the lead at even-par 72. Gillespie shot a 35 on the front nine and a 37 on the back to card his even-par round.

Following Gillespie on the leaderboard for the Cats is Scott Moore, who shot a 3-over-par 78 (39-37) and is in a 15-way tie for 48th. The rest of the Wildcat lineup includes Andy Barnes, who shot a 77 (39-38) and is tied for 78th; Cody Beyer, who is tied for 108th with a 79 (38-41) and Tim Weiss, who is tied for 119th with an 80 (39-41).

The top-nine individuals who are not members of a team that makes the cut will also advance into the third and final rounds.

Team Standings (par 288)

  1.  Oklahoma State      289 (+1)
  2.  Georgia             292 (+4)
 3T.  Clemson             293 (+5)
      BYU                 293  
  5.  North Carolina      294 (+6)
  6.  UNLV                295 (+7)
  7.  Northwestern        296 (+8)
 8T.  Houston             297 (+9)
      Florida             297
      Arizona St          297
11T.  E. Tennessee St.    298 (+10)
      Arkansas            298
 13.  Ole Miss            299 (+11)
 14.  Oregon              300 (+12)
 15.  Nebraska            301 (+13)
16T.  Arizona             303 (+15)
      Minnesota           303
      Illinois            303
 19.  Kansas              305 (+17)
20T.  Washington          307 (+19)
      California          307 
      Augusta St.         307
23T.  San Diego St.       308 (+20)
      Toledo              308
      South Carolina      308
26.   Colorado St.        309 (+21)
27.   Duke                311 (+23)
28.   Georgia Tech        314 (+26)
29.   Colorado            315 (+27)
30.   Richmond            318 (+30)
Top Individuals (par 72):
 1.  Chris Wisler     (E. Tenn St.)  68
2T.  Jamie Elson      (Augusta St.)  70
     Don Hill         (NC)           70
     Max Harris       (NC)           70
     Ryan Vermeer     (KU)           70
     Jamie Rogers     (Neb)          70
7T.  Bill Thompson    (Minn.)        71
     Craig Lile       (Ark.)         71
     Charley Hoffman  (UNLV)         71
     Jeremy Anderson  (UNLV)         71
     Ryan   Lavoie    (Ore)          71
     Charles Howell   (Okla St.)     71
13T. Lucas Glover     (Clemson)      72
     Ryuji Imada      (Georgia)      72
     Michael Morrison (Georgia)      72
     Scott Miller     (BYU)          72
     Jeff Quinney     (ASU)          72
     Paul Casey       (ASU)          72
     Derek Gillespie  (Ariz)         72
     Peter Davidson   (Okla St.)     72
     Kurt Cassidy     (SDSU)         72
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