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Gillespie Finishes Sixth At NCAAs
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 05, 1999
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CHASKA, Minn. (June 5) - Arizona senior Derek Gillespie shot a final round score of 3-over-par 75 today and finished in a tie for sixth place at the 1999 NCAA Men's Golf Championships. His four-day total of 6-over-par 294 was 10 shots off the lead and tied him for sixth with North Carolina's Max Harris. Arizona's other individual qualifier, junior Scott Moore, tied for 51st with five other golfers at 17-over-par 305. Moore closed the tournament with a 78 this afternoon.

Gillespie and Moore were competing as individuals since the Wildcats did not make the cut after the first two rounds of play.

The 72-hole tournament, which was held at the Hazeltine National Golf Club (Par-72, 7,196 yards), was won by Georgia, who had a four-day total of 1180. The Bulldogs won the national championship by three shots over Oklahoma State (1183). Northwestern was third at 1189, while Washington place fourth at 1189. Arizona State rounded out the top-five at 1192 and defending national champion UNLV, was sixth (1195).

Individually, Northwestern's Luke Donald won medalist honors after carding a 4-over-par 284. One of just three golfers to shoot under-par, he won the national title by three shots over Georgia's Ryuji Kelly and Washington OEs Troy Kelly, who each had a 1-under-par 287. Arizona State's Paul Casey was fourth at 2-over-par 290.

Gillespie's sixth place finish is the best showing for a Wildcat at the NCAAs since Rory Sabbatini finished second to Tiger Woods at the 1996 NCAA Championships.


T6.  Derek Gillespie    72-71-76-75--294
T51. Scott Moore        75-75-77-78--305
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