Arizona senior Derek Gillespie shot a 69 today and is now tied for first place with BYU's Parker McLachlin and USC's Alex Kuyumjian at 7-under-par 137. The trio own a one shot lead over a group of six golfers who are tied for fourth at 138.
Only eight shots separate the first through sixth place teams. Fresno State and USC are tied for third at 560, UNLV is fifth at 564 and New Mexico is sixth at 565. Pacific-10 Conference champion Arizona State is seventh at 568. The top-10 finishing teams will advance to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships, which are set for May 31 - June 3 in Auburn, Ala.
Following Gillespie, Arizona sophomore Cody Beyer is among a group of six golfers who are tied for 10th and two shots off the lead at 5-under-par 139 (70-69). UA freshman Reid Hatley shot a 68 today and moved from a tie for 49th and into a tie for 18th at 3-under-par 141 (73-68). Another freshman, Ricky Barnes is tied for 27th at 2-under-par 142 (70-72) and senior Scott Moore is tied for 81st at 149 (72-77).
The tournament concludes on Saturday with 18 holes on the schedule. Arizona will tee of beginning at 7:12 a.m.
Arizona Individuals Top-Five Teams T1. Derek Gillespie 68-69137 (-7) 1. Brigham Young 276-281557 (-19) T10. Cody Beyer 70-69139 (-5) 2. Arizona 280-278558 (-18) T18. Reid Hatley 73-68141 (-3) T3. Fresno State 281-279560 (-16) T27. Ricky Barnes 70-72142 (-2) T3. USC 285-275560 (-16) T81. Scott Moore 72-77149 (+5) 5. UNLV 283-281564 (-12)