Freshman Canizares Wins Men's Golf Tournament By Two Strokes

April 1, 2003

Sun Devil freshman Alejandro Canizares shot a final round 2-under 70 to win the National Invitational Tournament held at OMNI Tucson National on Tuesday. Canizares shot a 4-under 212 (69-73-70) and topped three golfers at 2-under, including 2003 U.S. Amateur Champion Ricky Barnes of Arizona.

ASU finished in fifth place in the strong field, as fourteen schools competed. The Tucson National Golf Course set layout (par 72, 7,138 yards) was the same for the PGA tour stop, the Chrysler Classic of Tucson.

Full stats are available at golfstat.com.

Final Team Results1. Arizona 294-278-298=870 (+6)2. New Mexico 300-280-294=874 (+10)3. TCU 294-291-294=879 (+15)4. Texas 289-296-295=880 (+16)5. Arizona State 293-297-293=883 (+19)T6. USC 299-293-292=884 (+20)T6. Tulsa 296-291-297=884 (+20)8. UNLV 297-297-293=887 (+23)T9. Minnesota 302-284-308=895 (+31)T9. Washington 303-291-301=895 (+31)11. Kent State 310-296-296=902 (+38)12. Pepperdine 298-307-298=903 (+39)13. Houston 304-305-296=905 (+41)14. Alabama 307-302-306=915 (+51)

Final ASU Individuals

1. Alejandro Canizares, ASU 69-73-70=212 (-4)

T10. Chez Reavie, ASU 70-75-73=218 (+2)

T43. Ben Flam, ASU 76-73-79=228 (+12)

T43. Kendall Critchfield, ASU 78-76-74=228 (+12)

T61. Jesse Mueller, ASU 79-77-76=232 (+16)

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