Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Barnes Wins Savane College All-America Golf Classic With Record-Setting Effort
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 21, 2000
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EL PASO, Texas - Arizona's Ricky Barnes shot a final-round 66 to win the Savane College All-America Golf Classic by six strokes. His three-round total of 196(- 17) broke the tournament scoring record by five strokes.

Barnes, a sophomore from Stockton, Calif, earned his first tournament victory of the year by posting a five-under-par 66, the lowest round of the day. It was his third consecutive round in the 60s and clinched the win by six strokes. For Barnes, the 2000 National Freshman of the Year, it was his third career tournament win.

Also competing for the Wildcats was sophomore Reid Hatley, who tied for seventh place with a three-round total of 211. Hatley's second-round 68 was his lowest round of the season.

Barnes' 196 broke the previous record set by Jay Don Blake (Utah State, 1980) and Jeremy Anderson (UNLV, 1998). He joins a list of past Savane All-America Golf Classic winners that include Jerry Pate (1974), Davis Love III (1984), David Duval (1991), Notah Begay (1994) and Tiger Woods (1995).

The Savane College All-America Golf Classic is an invitational tournament featuring 17 of the nation's top collegiate golfers. The event was contested at the El Paso Country Club, a par 71, 6,781-yard layout.

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