Men's Golf Finishes Tied for Sixth Place at John Burns Intercollegiate

Feb. 22, 2002

WAHIAWA, Hawaii - The University of Arizona men's golf team posted a three-over-par total of 291 Friday and moved up two places and finished tied for sixth place at the John Burns Intercollegiate.

After Wednesday's first-round struggles left the team in 14th place, the Wildcats moved up eight places in the tournament's final 36 holes. UA's final round 291 left the Cats with a three-round total of 878 (+12) and tied with California. San Diego State, who led the event wire to wire, won the tournament with a three-round total of 853 (-11). Auburn (862) and Pacific (871) round out the top three places.

Individually, Arizona was led by junior Reid Hatley. The Spokane, Wash., product carded a final-round 68 (-4) and finished tied for seventh place at 213 (-3). It was Hatley's second top-10 finish of the year, and his 68 was Arizona's low round of the tournament.

Also competing for the Wildcats was sophomore Chris Nallen, who finished tied for 22nd place at 218 (+2). It was the first time in seven events this season that Nallen has failed to finish in the top 20. Freshman Kipp Riehle finished tied for 37th at 222 (+6), while junior Ricky Barnes finished tied for 52nd at 225 (+9). Brian Woolf rounded out the Wildcat lineup by finishing tied for 96th place at 238 (+22).

The 54-hole tournament was contested at the Leleihua Golf Course, a par 72, 6,917-yard facility.

Top 5 Teams                           		Top 5 Individuals1.  San Diego State       	853 (-11)	1.  John Lieber, San Diego St.	65-71-71=207 (-9)2.  Auburn              	862 (-2)      	2.  Matthew Kodama, Hawaii	69-73-67=209 (-7)3.  Pacific               	871 (+7)    	    Scott Carlyle, California  	72-68-69=209 (-7)4.  UNLV                  	874 (+10)	4.  Kevin Haefner, Auburn  	68-70-72=210 (-6)    New Mexico          	874 (+10)	5.  Cody Corbett, UNLV       	73-70-68=211 (-5)

Arizona Finishers T7. Reid Hatley 75-70-68=213 (-3) T22. Chris Nallen 75-70-73=218 (+2) T37. Kipp Riehle 73-74-75=222 (+6) T52. Ricky Barnes 76-74-75=225 (+9) T96. Brian Woolf 81-76-81=238 (+22)

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