Men's Golf Finishes Fourth at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate

Oct. 16, 2001

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The University of Arizona men's golf team shot a final-round 296 (+12) Tuesday to finish in fourth place at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.

After posting its best 36-hole total of the year Monday, the Wildcats tallied a 12-over-par 296 to finish fourth in the event with an 862 (+10) total. Despite the fact that just one UA golfer was below par in Tuesday's final round, Arizona's 862 total was its lowest tournament score this season. Oklahoma State, which entered the final round tied for second place with the Wildcats, won the 12-team event with an 851 (-1) total.

Junior Reid Hatley was Arizona's top finisher in the event, tying for seventh place in the 60-man field. Hatley shot a one-under-par 70 in the final round to finish the event with a 213 (E) total. It was Hatley's first top-10 finish this season and the fifth of his career. Clemson's D.J. Trahan and Oklahoma State's Hunter Mahan shared medalist honors at 205 (-8).

Chris Nallen continued his run of solid performances, as the sophomore finished tied for 13th place at 215 (+2). Nallen, who has finished in the top 20 in all four fall events, tallied a final-round 75. Senior Tim Weiss, playing with the UA varsity for the first time since the 1999 NCAA Championships, finished tied for 21st place with a 217 (+4) total. Weiss' 217 total equaled the third-lowest tournament total of his career.

Also competing for the Wildcats was junior Ricky Barnes and freshman Kipp Riehle. Barnes finished tied for 28th place with a 221 (+8) total, while Riehle finished tied for 47th place at 229 (+16).

The 54-hole Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate was held at the Old Overton Club, a par 71, 6,958-yard layout.

The JPNI was the last of four fall team events for the Arizona men's golf team. Barnes and Nallen are scheduled to compete in the Savane All-America Golf Classic, an individuals-only event, Nov. 19-20, in El Paso, Texas.

Top 5 Teams		                Top 5 Individuals1.  Oklahoma State	851 (-1)      	1.  D.J. Trahan, Clemson   	70-68-67=205 (-8)2.  Wake Forest     	853 (+1)      	    Hunter Mahan, Okla. State	68-72-65=205 (-8)3.  Clemson          	860 (+8)   	3.  Bill Haas, Wake Forest 	71-65-71=207 (-6)4.  ARIZONA          	862 (+10)	4.  Graeme McDowell, UAB	68-70-70=208 (-5)5.  Georgia Tech     	868 (+16)	5.  Ryan Hybl, Georgia        	67-72-71=210 (-3)

Arizona Finishers T7. Reid Hatley 70-73-70=213 (E) T13. Chris Nallen 68-72-75=215 (+2) T21. Tim Weiss 71-70-76=217 (+4) T28. Ricky Barnes 72-70-79=221 (+8) T47. Kipp Riehle 79-75-75=229 (+16)

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