Men's Golf Finishes Eighth at Oregon Duck Invitational

March 26, 2002

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. - The University of Arizona men's golf team shot a final-round 289 (+1) to finish in eighth place Tuesday at the Oregon Duck Invitational.

The finish enabled Arizona to post its sixth top-10 finish in eight events this season. UA's final-round 289 enabled the squad to finish the three-round event with a 874 (+10) total in the 16-team event. Tournament-host Oregon won the invitational with an 849 (-15) total, one stroke ahead of runner-up Washington State. UCLA (854) and Nevada (861) rounded out the top four finishers.

Individually, Arizona was led by sophomore Chris Nallen, who finished in a tie for fifth place with a 211 (-5) total. Bolstered by back-to-back rounds in the 60s, Nallen collected his fourth top-five finish of the year. He has been Arizona's top finisher four times in 2001-02. Washington State's Jon Reehoorn earned individual medalist honors with a three-round total of 206 (-10).

UA junior Reid Haltey also posted a top-20 finish, as the native of Spokane, Wash., carded an even-par 216 for the tournament to finish in a tie for 16th place. It was his fifth top-20 finish of the year. Teammate Nathan Lashley, competing as an individual, posted his collegiate-low total in relation to par to tie for 25th place at 219 (+3).

Also competing for the Wildcats was Ricky Barnes, who tied for 37th place at 221 (+5), Kipp Riehle, who tied for 62nd place at 228 (+12), and Andy Connell, who tied for 73rd place at 230 (+14).

The 54-hole tournament was contested at Shadow Hills Country Club, a par 72, 6.738-yard facility.

Top 5 Teams		                Top 5 Individuals1.  Oregon         	849 (-15)	1.  Jon Reehoorn, Washington State     	70-69-67=206 (-10)2.  Washington State	850 (-14)	2.  Scott Gordon, UC Davis       	67-71-70=208 (-8)3.  UCLA         	854 (-10)	3.  John Poucher, UCLA            	69-69-72=210 (-6)4.  Nevada        	861 (-3)	    Brandon Kearney*, San Diego St.	71-69-70=210 (-6)5.  Stanford       	863 (-1)	5.  Chris Nallen, Arizona       	77-65-69=211 (-5)		                            Chris Carnahan, Oregon      	71-70-70=211 (-5)

Arizona Finishers T5. Chris Nallen 77-65-69=211 (-5) T16. Reid Hatley 74-72-70=216 (E) T25. Nathan Lashley* 76-71-72=219 (+3) T37. Ricky Barnes 73-74-74=221 (+5) T62. Kipp Riehle 76-76-76=228 (+12) T73. Andy Connell 75-76-79=230 (+14)

* competed as an individual

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