Men's Golf Junior Varsity Finishes 13th at the Fresno Lexus Golf Classic

Oct. 7, 2001

FRESNO, Calif. - The University of Arizona men's golf junior varsity finished in 13th place Saturday at the 2001 Fresno Lexus Golf Classic.

The Wildcat JV shot a final-round 305 to finish the 54-hole event with a 901 total (+37) and finish in 13th place. Tournament-host Fresno State won the 16-team event with an 834 total (-30). The Bulldogs were the only team in the field to finish under par. Stanford, Nevada and Pacific tied for runner-up honors at 874 (+10).

Senior Ben Clark was the top UA finisher, as he tied for 41st place with a 225 total (+9). Playing in his first event of the year, Clark posted a 69 in the second round, the only sub-par round for the Wildcats in the tournament. It was his third career round in the 60s and equaled a career low.

Other UA finishers included Tim Weiss and Brian Woolf, who both tied for 51st place at 227 (+11), Steven Eshbach, who tied for 59th place at 229 (+13), Brandon Smith, who tied for 67th place at 232 (+16) and Andy Connell, who tied for 79th place at 235 (+19).

The 2001 Fresno Lexus Golf Classic was contested at Sunnyside Country Club, a par 72, 6,803-yard layout.

The Wildcat varsity returns to action Oct 8-9 at the Red River Classic in Dallas, Texas.

Top 5 Teams                           	Top 5 Individuals1.  Fresno State    	834 (-30)       1.  Nick Watney, Fresno State           71-63-69=203 (-13)2.  Stanford            874 (+10)	2.  Jonathan Echols, Fresno State      	70-71-67=208 (-8)    Nevada	        874 (+10)	3.  Ron Won, Stanford                   75-66-71=212 (-4)    Pacific             874 (+10)	4.  Chad Spencer, Fresno State	        72-70-71=213 (-3)5.  San Diego State	876 (+12)	5.  Troy McKinley, Pacific              73-70-72=215 (-1)                                            Cullen Brasfield, Nevada            70-74-71=215 (-1)		                            Andrew Hoffer, UC-Santa Barbara	71-72-72=215 (-1)

Arizona JV Finishers T41. Ben Clark 76-69-80=225 (+9) T51. Tim Weiss 73-75-79=227 (+11) T51. Brian Woolf 73-78-76=227 (+11) T59. Steven Eshbach 74-79-76=229 (+13) T67. Brandon Smith 77-79-76=232 (+16) T79. Andy Connell 80-78-77=235 (+19)

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