Men's Golf Tied for 19th After First Round at NCAA Championships

May 30, 2001

DURHAM, N.C. - True freshman Chez Reavie shot a one-under 71 Wednesday to pace the Arizona State men's golf team into a tie for 19th after a rough first round at the 2001 NCAA Championships being held May 30-June 2 at par 72, 7,088-yard Duke University Golf Course.

The Sun Devils carded a 10-over 298 in first-round action to move into a tie with for 19th place with NC State and Southern Methodist but stand just five strokes out of the top five and nine strokes out of second place heading into Thursday's second round. Arizona leads the NCAA Championships after one day of competition with a eight-under 280 Wednesday, while Georgia Tech (289), Augusta State (292), Toledo (292) and East Tennessee State (293) round out the top five.

'It was a disappointing day. I thought with our preparation that we were more than ready to win this tournament which we still plan to do,' Arizona State head coach Randy Lein said. 'We started out a little shaky, but fortunately we made some birdies and Matt Jones had an eagle on the last hole to help a little bit. We finished at 10-over and that was with picking up five strokes on the last hole. That gives us a little running start for tomorrow. We just have to get it done tomorrow.'

With his one-under 71, Reavie is tied for 10th place after one round with nine other players. Senior Jin Park shot a two-over 74 to tie for 47th, senior Jeff Quinney is tied for 94th with a 76, junior Matt Jones shot a 77 and is tied for 115th and freshman Brian Nosler is tied for 138th with a first-round 79.

'Chez played really well. For a true freshman to shoot one-under in his first NCAA Championships is great,' Lein said. 'That was probably the positive note on the day for us.'

'I played really well today. It was fun,' Reavie said. 'My short game was really good today. I knew I could rely on my chipping, but I would like to get my driver going tomorrow.'

Arizona's Ricky Barnes and Georgia Tech's Chris Nallen are tied for the tournament lead after carding six-under 66s on the day.

Arizona State will tee off at 7 a.m. Eastern Time (4 a.m. Arizona Time) from hole No. 1 on Thursday. After the second round on Thursday, the NCAA Championships field will be cut to 15 teams and nine individuals not on advancing teams.

2001 NCAA Men's Golf Championships Results - First RoundTeam Standings: 1. Arizona 280, 2. Georgia Tech 289, T3. Augusta State 292, Toledo 292, 5. East Tennessee State 293, T6. Clemson 294, Oklahoma 294, Virginia Tech 294, South Carolina 294, Wake Forest 294, T11. College of Charleston 295, Oregon State 295, T13. Florida 296, Georgia 296, Minnesota 296, Mississippi 296, T17. Stanford 297, Alabama-Birmingham 297, T19. Arizona State 298, North Carolina State 298, Southern Methodist 298, T22. Pacific 299, UCLA 299, 24. Oklahoma State 300, 25. Washington 301, 26. Georgia Southern 302, 27. Houston 304, 28. UC Irvine 306, T29. Kent State 310, Purdue 310.

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