Arizona Men's Golf In Seventh Place at William H. Tucker Invitational

Sept. 21, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The second-ranked University of Arizona's men's golf team carded rounds of 288 and 298 Friday and sits in seventh place after two rounds of the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate. Redshirt freshman Kipp Riehle fired a second-round 69 to finish the day with a two-round total of 1-under-par 143, good for a tie for fifth place.

The Wildcats' two-round total of 586 leaves them 14 strokes behind tournament host New Mexico, which leads the event after 36 holes with a team total of 4-under-par 572. Individually, Andy Smith of Southeastern Louisiana is in first place at 5-under-par.

Sophomore Chris Nallen opened the day by shooting 2-under-par 70 in the morning round, but returned in the day's second round to shoot 5-over-par 77 and wrap up the day at 147. Nallen shares 22nd place. Sophomore Ricky Barnes, who is ranked No. 1 in the preseason edition of Golf World magazine's coaches poll, finished the day tied for 28th place at 4-over-par.

Freshman Nathan Lashley made his Arizona debut Friday, carding rounds of 71 and 78 to earn a share of 36th place after day one of the 54-hole tournament. Also scoring for the Wildcats was junior Reid Hatley, who stands tied for 59th place.

Action at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate wraps up Saturday with an 8 a.m. MDT shotgun start.

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