March 26, 2002
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. - The University of Arizona men's golf team shot a final-round 289 (+1) to finish in eighth place Tuesday at the Oregon Duck Invitational.
The finish enabled Arizona to post its sixth top-10 finish in eight events this season. UA's final-round 289 enabled the squad to finish the three-round event with a 874 (+10) total in the 16-team event. Tournament-host Oregon won the invitational with an 849 (-15) total, one stroke ahead of runner-up Washington State. UCLA (854) and Nevada (861) rounded out the top four finishers.
Individually, Arizona was led by sophomore Chris Nallen, who finished in a tie for fifth place with a 211 (-5) total. Bolstered by back-to-back rounds in the 60s, Nallen collected his fourth top-five finish of the year. He has been Arizona's top finisher four times in 2001-02. Washington State's Jon Reehoorn earned individual medalist honors with a three-round total of 206 (-10).
UA junior Reid Haltey also posted a top-20 finish, as the native of Spokane, Wash., carded an even-par 216 for the tournament to finish in a tie for 16th place. It was his fifth top-20 finish of the year. Teammate Nathan Lashley, competing as an individual, posted his collegiate-low total in relation to par to tie for 25th place at 219 (+3).
The 54-hole tournament was contested at Shadow Hills Country Club, a par 72, 6.738-yard facility.
Top 5 Teams Top 5 Individuals 1. Oregon 849 (-15) 1. Jon Reehoorn, Washington State 70-69-67=206 (-10) 2. Washington State 850 (-14) 2. Scott Gordon, UC Davis 67-71-70=208 (-8) 3. UCLA 854 (-10) 3. John Poucher, UCLA 69-69-72=210 (-6) 4. Nevada 861 (-3) Brandon Kearney*, San Diego St. 71-69-70=210 (-6) 5. Stanford 863 (-1) 5. Chris Nallen, Arizona 77-65-69=211 (-5) Chris Carnahan, Oregon 71-70-70=211 (-5)
Arizona Finishers T5. Chris Nallen 77-65-69=211 (-5) T16. Reid Hatley 74-72-70=216 (E) T25. Nathan Lashley* 76-71-72=219 (+3) T37. Ricky Barnes 73-74-74=221 (+5) T62. Kipp Riehle 76-76-76=228 (+12) T73. Andy Connell 75-76-79=230 (+14)
* competed as an individual