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Ricky Barnes
Ricky Barnes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stockton, Calif.

High School:
Lincoln

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Birthdate:
02/06/1981

Junior (2001-02): Placed his name along side the all-time greats of the game by winning the 102nd U.S. Amateur Championship with a 2 and 1 win over Hunter Mahan (McKinney, Texas) on Aug. 25 that was clinched on the 35th hole at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. ... Showed a remarkable display of power off the tee and a sharp short game throughout the week ... An Honorable Mention All-America selection by the GCAA ... Ranks second on the team with a 72.13 stroke average ... The Golf World magazine preseason Player of the Year ... Has five career wins, tied for third all-time at Arizona ... Has 17 career top-10 finishes and 33 career rounds in the 60s ... Finished tied for 94th place at the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black with a 78-75=153 (+13) total ... Qualified to play in the 2002 U.S. Open with a runner-up finish (70-67=137/-7) at the sectional qualifier in Daly City, Calif. ... UA’s top finisher five times this spring ... Struggled with the putter all season ... Entered the 2001-02 season with the lowest career stroke average in school history (71.05) ... Five rounds in the 60s this season ... Arizona’s top finisher at the 2002 NCAA Championships with a 71-71-70-71=283 (-1) to finish tied for 17th place ... Co-Individual Medalist at the NCAA West Regional in Albuquerque, N.M. with a 70-67-73=210 (-6) to become the fourth UA player to win a regional crown ... A second team all-Pacific-10 Conference selection ... Showed signs of breaking out of his slump with three sub-par rounds at the ASU Thunderbird and a top-10 finish at the Pac-10 Championships ... The only UA golfer to finish under par at the Pac-10 Championships, Barnes finished sixth with a 70-73-71-73=287 (-1) ... Shot 70-69-70=209 (-7) to card his lowest tournament total this year and his fifth top-20 finish at the ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational ... Posted his fourth top-20 finish of the season, April 5-7, at the PING-U.S. Collegiate Championships with a 221 (+5) total ... Collected a top-20 finish at the Las Vegas Collegiate, posting 75-73-70=218 (+2) ... Tied for 52nd place (his worst collegiate finish) with a 225 total (+9) at the John Burns Intercollegiate ... Posted his best finish of the year with a fourth-place effort at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate Feb. 4-5, where he carded a 71-67-69=207 (-6) ... Shot 71-72-75=218 (+5) to finish 23rd at the Savane College All-America Golf Classic in El Paso ... Posted his worst round of the year (79) in the final 18 to finish tied for 28th at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate after shooting 72-70-79=221 (+8) ... Was three-under par over the last two rounds to finish tied for 35th at the Taylor Made Red River Classic at 216 (E) ... Finished tied for 29th place at The Preview by Ping and Golfweek with an eight-over-par 221 total ... Finished tied for 10th place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate with a 73-75-69=217 (+1).

Sophomore (2000-01): Participated in the 25th annual USA-Japan Collegiate Golf Championship and helped Team USA win the event in Sano, Tochigi, Japan, in July ... Averaged 72.33 strokes in his three rounds of play ... Arizona team leader in 2000-01 with a 71.05 stroke average ... A second team All-America pick by the GCAA ... Ranked No. 12 nationally by CGF/MasterCard ... Shot 68-65-72-79=284 (-4) to finish in a tie for eighth place at the 2001 NCAA Championships ... Carried the overall lead into the final round after his second-round 65 equaled the Duke University Golf Club course record ... Named Co-Player of the Year in the Pac-10 Conference and a first team all-conference pick ... Had a streak of seven straight rounds at par or better end in the second round of the NCAA West Regional ... One of only two players (Hatley) to play in all 14 events this year ... Leads the team in wins (2), low round (63), low tournament (196), top-10 finishes (7) and rounds at par or better (24) ... Barnes was UA’s top finisher in six of 13 stroke play tournaments this year, including five of eight spring events ... Struggled with the putter in the fall, but has really picked it up with a 70.62 stroke average in spring competition ... Finished tied for 38th place at the NCAA West Regional with a 71-79-73=223 (+7) ... Earned Golf World magazine College Player-of-the-Week honors on May 2 after winning the Pac-10 Conference individual championship ... Claimed individual medalist honors at the Pac-10 Championships on April 29 with four-round total of 268 (-16) ... He was one of just two golfers in the field to post four rounds in the 60s (65-66-69-68) ... Finished tied for eighth place at the U.S. Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif., with a three-round total of 212 (-1) ... Garnered runner-up honors at the ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational on April 14 by shooting 68-72-67=207 (-9) ... Posted a two-over-par 218 at the U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships to finish tied for 16th place ... Was Arizona’s top finisher (T7th) Feb. 23 at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Hawaii with a 69-70-69=208 (-8) total ... Opened the spring with a tie for 23rd place at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate with a 216 total (+3) ... Closed fall play by blistering the field to win at the Savane College All-America Golf Classic by shooting 63-63-66=196 (-17) to win by six strokes ... The 196 was a UA scoring record and broke the All-America Golf Classic scoring record by five strokes ... His opening-round 63 was a career low and, ironically, was his first under par round of the year ... Finished fall play ranked No. 20 nationally by CGF/MasterCard ... Helped the Wildcats win the CGF Match Play National Championship Nov. 12 by going 1-1-1 in his three matches ... Finished 75th at the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Invitational with a 225 (+9) total ... Earned a tie for 38th place at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a 221 total (+8) ... Collected his first top-10 finish of the season with a tie for eighth at The Preview by Ping & Golfweek with a 72-73=145 (+1) ... Opened the year with a 73-74-72=219 (+3) at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate.

Freshman (1999-2000): Named Soft Spikes National Freshman of the Year and second team All-America selection by the GCAA ... Earned a spot on the Soft Spikes national all-Freshman team ... Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and all-Pac-10 first team performer ... Tied for third at the NCAA Championships after shooting a 13-under-par 275 ... That score set a record for an Arizona golfer at the NCAAs ... Won two tournaments this season and finished the season ranked No. 17 ... Led the team in stroke average (71.04) ... Had six top-10 finishes and three top-20 outings ... Finished in the top-five in five of his final eight tournaments ... Tied for 18th at the NCAA West Regional (four-under 212) ... Had back-to-back top-five performances going into that event ... Placed third at the Pac-10 Championships with a 10-under-par 278 ... That was the best finish for an Arizona golfer at the Pac-10 Championships since 1994 ... Prior to that, had a third place finish at the ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational (six-under/210) ... Won the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate in February with a 9-under-par 204 (65-68-71) and the Louisiana Classic on March 14 with a three-under-par 213 ... With his win at the Ping/Arizona Intercollegiate on Feb. 1, he became the first UA golfer to win a tournament since Rory Sabbatini won the 1997 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate ... Was Arizona’s top golfer in five tournaments.

High School: Played in the state championships three times while he was at Lincoln H.S. in Stockton, Calif. ... Ranked 17th in the country for the class of 1999 and 42nd overall heading to Arizona ... Also competed in American Junior Golf Association events with four runner-up finishes, including three in a row toward the end of 1999 ... Competed in the United States Junior Amateur for two years ... Was named the most valuable player of his golf team all four years of high school ... As a senior, was selected as Lincoln High’s Athlete of the Year ... Named the all-Area Golfer of the Year as well ... In addition to golf, he played halfback on the soccer team ... Captain of the golf team for three seasons ... Earned four golf and two soccer letters.

Barnes’ Career Statistics

    		                 		Top	Low	Low
Year    	Events	Rnds	Strokes	Avg.	10/20	Round	Tourn.  	> Par
1999-2000	14	43	3055	71.04	6/3	65	275 (-13)	31
2000-01  	14	40	2842	71.05	7/1	63	196 (-17)	24
2001-02 	14	44	3174	72.13	4/4	67	209 (-7)	21
Totals  	42	127	9071	71.43	17/8	63	196 (-17)	76

2001-02 Sept. 21-22 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate 73-75-69=217 (+1) T10 Sept. 28-30 The Preview by Ping & Golfweek 74-74-73=221 (+8) T29 Oct. 8-9 Taylor Made Red River Classic 75-70-71=216 (E) T35 Oct. 15-16 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 72-70-79=221 (+8) T28 Nov. 19-20 Savane College All-America Golf Classic 71-72-75=218 (+5) 23 Feb. 4-5 PING-Arizona Intercollegiate 71-67-69=207 (-6) 4 Feb. 20-22 John Burns Intercollegiate 76-74-75=225 (+9) T52 March 8-10 2002 Las Vegas Collegiate 75-73-70=218 (+2) T19 March 25-26 Oregon Duck Invitational 73-74-74=221 (+5) T37 April 5-7 PING-U.S. Collegiate Championships 72-75-74=221 (+5) T20 April 12-13 ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational 70-69-70=209 (-7) T11 April 25-27 2002 Pac-10 Conference Championships 70-73-71-73=287 (-1) 6 May 16-18 2002 NCAA West Regional 70-67-73=210 (-6) T1 May 29-June 1 2002 NCAA Championships 71-71-70-71=283 (-1) T17

2000-01 Sept. 15-16 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate 73-74-72=219 (+3) T25 Sept. 25-26 The Preview by Ping & Golfweek 72-73=145 (+1) T8 Oct. 16-17 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 77-72-72=221 (+8) T38 Nov. 3-5 Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Invitational 76-75-74=225 (+9) 75 Nov. 11-12 CGF/Match Play Championships half/W1-up/L Nov. 20-21 Savane All-America Golf Classic 63-67-66=196 (-17) 1 Jan. 29-30 PING-Arizona Intercollegiate 73-71-72=216 (+3) T23 Feb. 21-23 John Burns Intercollegiate 69-70-69=208 (-8) T7 April 6-8 U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships 74-72-72=218 (+2) T16 April 13-14 ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational 68-72-67=207 (-9) 2 April 21-22 U.S. Intercollegiate 74-67-71=212 (-1) T8 April 27-29 2001 Pac-10 Championships 65-66-69-68=268 (-16) 1 May 17-19 2001 NCAA West Regional 71-79-73=223 (+7) T38 May 30-June 2 2001 NCAA Championships 68-65-72-79=284 (-4) T8

1999-2000 Sept. 11-12 The Ridges Intercollegiate 74-74-77=225 (+9) T38 Oct. 1-2 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate 74-76-71=221 (+5) T26 Oct. 11-12 Red River Classic 69-73-69=211 (-5) T26 Oct. 18-19 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 73-71-71=215 (+2) T18 Oct. 29-30 Nelson Invitational 71-68-72=211 (-2) T10 Jan. 31-Feb. 1 PING-Arizona Intercollegiate 65-68-71=204 (-9) 1 Feb. 23-25 John Burns Intercollegiate 68-71-76=215 (-1) T31 March 8-9 Louisiana Classic 73-72-68=213 (-3) 1 March 20-21 Morris Williams Intercollegiate 75-78-68=221 (+5) T11 April 7-9 U.S. Collegiate Championships 72-DQ-72 DQ April 15-16 ASU Thunderbird/Savane 71-70-69=210 (-6) 3 April 24-26 2000 Pac-10 Championships 71-69-68-70=278 (-10) 3 May 18-20 2000 NCAA West Regional 70-72-70=212 (-4) T18 May 31-June 3 2000 NCAA Championships 70-68-68-69=275 (-13) T3

2002 United States Amateur Championship
Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
August 19-25, 2002

Championship: Ricky Barnes def. Hunter Mahan, McKinney, Texas, 2 and 1
Semifinal: Barnes def. Bill Haas, Greer, S.C., 1 up
Quarterfinal: Barnes def. Spencer Levin, Elk Grove, Calif., 4 and 3
Round 3: Barnes def. Brett Foulds, Escondita, Calif., 2 and 1
Round 2: Barnes def. Daniel Summerhays, Farmington, Utah, 6 and 5
Round 1: Barnes def. Brett Stegmaier, Madison, Conn., 2 and 1
Stroke Play: Seeded Fifth (68-69=137/-3)

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