Men's Golf Defeated at Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship

Nov. 9, 2002

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The University of Arizona men's golf team had no answer for top-ranked Clemson, as the Tigers handed the Wildcats a 4.5-0.5 defeat in Saturday's semifinals at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship at the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort.

Clemson, ranked No. 1 nationally and the tournament's top seed, won four of five matches on the day to coast to the four-point win. The Tigers won the top four matches. Only a halve by Arizona freshman Blaine Peffley avoided the shutout.

In second round action, Arizona defeated No. 13-seed North Carolina State, 3.5-1.5 to advance to the semifinals. Ricky Barnes, Andy Connell and Blaine Peffley each picked up wins, while Chris Nallen halved.

Arizona takes on sixth-seeded TCU in Sunday's third-place match. Clemson meets second-seeded Augusta State in the championship match.

The Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship features 16 of the nation's top men's golf teams in a modified double-elimination team match play team tournament. The field is comprised of the top 16 finishers at last season's NCAA Championships. The Dye Course at Barefoot Resort is a par 71, 7,145-yard layout.

Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship at Barefoot Resort
Dye Course at Barefoot Resort, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Third Round Results - November 9, 2002

Winners Bracket
(1) Clemson def. (5) Arizona, 4.5-0.5
Matt Hendrix (Clemson) def. Ricky Barnes (Arizona), 1-up
Gregg Jones (Clemson) def. Chris Nallen (Arizona), 2 and 1
Ben Duncan (Clemson) def. Reid Hatley (Arizona), 4 and 3
Brian Duncan (Clemson) def. Andy Connell (Arizona), 3 and 2
Blaine Peffley (Arizona) halved with Jack Ferguson (Clemson)

(2) Augusta State def. (6) TCU, 3-2

Other Third Round Matches
Consolation Bracket
(16) Purdue def. (12) Pepperdine, 3-2
(8) Oklahoma State def. (13) North Carolina State, 4-1
(14) Tulsa, def. (15) Colorado, 4-1
(3) Texas def. (7) Florida, 3-2

Second Round Results - November 9, 2002

Winners Bracket
(5) Arizona def. (13) NC State, 3.5-1.5
Ricky Barnes (Arizona) def. Justin Walters (NC State), 1-up
Chris Nallen (Arizona) halved with Fernando Mechereffe (NC State)
Jason Moon (NC State) def. Reid Hatley (Arizona), 1-up
Andy Connell (Arizona) def. Andrew Lewis (NC State), 1-up
Blaine Peffley (Arizona) def. Rodney Thomas (NC State), 4 and 3

(1) Clemson def. (8) Oklahoma State, 3-2
(2) Augusta State def. (7) Florida, 3-2
(6) TCU def. (3) Texas, 3-2

Other Second Round Matches
Consolation Bracket
(12) Pepperdine def. (4) Minnesota, 5-0
(16) Purdue def. (9) Toledo, 3-2
(15) Colorado def. (10) Washington, 3.5-1.5
(14) Tulsa, def. (11) Georgia Tech, 4-1

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