April 28, 2003
GLENDALE, Calif.-Arizona opened the 2003 Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship by posting rounds of 373 (+13) and 367 (+7) Monday to position itself in fourth place with 36 holes remaining in the three-day event. The Wildcats stand at 20-over-par 740 after two rounds of play, trailing tournament leader UCLA by 14 shots.
The Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship is being contested in the greater Los Angeles area at Oakmont Country Club, a 6,736 yard, par-72 facility. The 72-hole event employs a unique scoring system where six golfers from each school, rather than the usual five, compete and the top five scores count towards the team total.
UCLA, playing on its home course, assumed the day one lead after posting two rounds better than any single round by the other teams in the field. Standing at 364-362-726 (+6), the Bruins lead second-place Stanford by seven shots. Washington is third at 17-over-par 737, while Arizona and Arizona State round out the top five, respectively. Oregon State's Cameron MacKenzie holds the individual lead as he carded the day's only round in the 60s, shooting 69 in the morning round and 71 in the afternoon round. MacKenzie is at 4-under-par 140, one shot ahead of second-place Jim Seki of Stanford.
Senior Ricky Barnes, in his first collegiate appearance since standing toe-to-toe with the world's best professionals at the Masters, is tied for seventh after rounds of 71 and 73 put him at even par for the day. By carding a 1-under-par 71 in the morning round, Barnes has shot par or better in 19 of 29 collegiate rounds this season. Joining Barnes in the top 15 is junior Chris Nallen. From Blairstown, N.J., Nallen posted rounds of 75 and 72 to grab a share of 12th place at 3-over-par.
Providing another bright spot for Arizona was the continued emergence of sophomore Kipp Riehle. Fresh off a 7-under-par, top-20 performance at the PING/ASU Invitational earlier this month, Riehle is tied for 28th at 7-over-par 151. The afternoon round saw him shoot 74 (+2). Also tied for 28th is senior Brian Woolf, who opened the tournament with a first-round 72 (E) and finished the first day with a 79 (+7).
The tournament continues Tuesday with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Oakmont Country Club. Arizona has won four of its six tournaments this spring and is seeking the school's third Pac-10 title.
Place School Score 1. UCLA 364-362-726 (+6) 2. Stanford 365-368-733 (+13) 3. Washington 365-372-737 (+17) 4. ARIZONA 373-367-740 (+20) 5. Arizona State 378-365-743 (+23)
Place Name, School Scores 1. Cameron MacKenzi, Oregon State 69-71-140 (-4) 2. Jim Seki, Stanford 70-71-141 (-3) T3. Alejandro Canizares, Arizona State 72-71-143 (-1) T3. Brock Mackenzie, Washington 71-72-14 (-1) T3. Roy Moon, UCLA 72-71-143 (-1) T3. Brady Stockton, Arizona State 73-70-143 (-1)
Place Arizona Golfer Score T7. Ricky Barnes 71-73-144 (E) T12. Chris Nallen 75-72-147 (E) T28. Kipp Riehle 77-74-151 (+7) T28. Brian Woolf 72-79-151 (+7) T30. Reid Hatley 78-74-152 (+8) T33. Andrew Medley 79-74-153 (+9)
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