Men's Golf Finishes 11th at the Taylor Made Red River Classic

Oct. 9, 2001

DALLAS - The University of Arizona men's golf team shot a final round 291 Tuesday and finished in 11th place at the Taylor Made Red River Classic.

Even with its top three finishers at par or better, the Wildcats were unable to make a move in the final 18 holes and finished in 11th place with an 866 (+2) total. The total is the Cats best 54-hole score of the season, but placed the squad in the middle of the pack, as 10 of the 15 teams came in at par or better. Texas tallied an 834 total (-30) to win the event by 10 strokes over USC (844). TCU, Oklahoma State and Ohio State rounded out the top five finishers.

Chris Nallen earned his first top-10 finish of the year by placing sixth in the 84-man field. The sophomore carded a final-round 70 (-2) Tuesday to finish with a three-round total of 208 (-8). Teammate Reid Hatley also posted his best finish of the season by finishing tied for 19th place at 213 (-3), while Ricky Barnes finished the tournament with two sub-par rounds to tie for 35th place at 216 (E).

Other UA finishers included freshmen Kipp Riehle, who tied for 77th place at 230 (+14), and Nathan Lashley, who tied for 79th place at 232 (+16).

The 54-hole Taylor Made Red River Classic was contested at the Dallas Athletic Club, a par 72, 6,766-yard layout. The Wildcats will next be in action Oct. 15-16 at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala.

Top 5 Teams                            	Top 5 Individuals1.  Texas               834 (-30)	1.  Jason Hartwick, Texas      	        65-66-70=201 (-15)2.  USC                 844 (-20)	2.  Martin Flores, Oklahoma	        69-67-70=206 (-10)3.  TCU                 845 (-19)	    Kevin Stadler, USC         	        69-69-68=206 (-10)4.  Oklahoma State	846 (-18)	4.  Anders Hultman, Oklahoma State      69-68-70=207 (-9)5.  Ohio State         	847 (-17)	    Franklin Hatchett, SMU      	67-70-70=207 (-9)

Arizona Finishers 6. Chris Nallen 68-70-70=208 (-8) T19. Reid Hatley 67-75-71=213 (-3) T35. Ricky Barnes 75-70-71=216 (E) T77. Kipp Riehle 76-74-80=230 (+14) T79. Nathan Lashley 78-75-79=232 (+16)

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