Men's Golf in Second Place at Oregon Duck Invitational

March 24, 2003

EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Arizona men's golf team shot a two-over-par 290 Monday and stands in second place after the opening round of the Oregon Duck Invitational.

Led by Ricky Barnes, Arizona carded the second-lowest total of the day and stands five shots behind tournament leader and host Oregon, who was the only team in the 16-team field to come in under par at 285 (-3). Washington State is in third place at 292 (+4) and is one stroke ahead of four teams tied for fourth place at 293 (+5).

Barnes posted a four-under 68 and currently stands in a tie for third place. It was Barnes' second-lowest score this spring and put him two shots out of the overall lead. San Jose State's Bryant Reyes and Northwestern's Bjorn Widerstedt both tallied first-round 66s to share the lead in the 94-man field.

No other UA golfer posted a score better than par. Junior Chris Nallen, the only other Wildcat in the top 20, carded an even-par 72 and is tied for 16th place. Also competing for the Wildcats is senior Reid Hatley, who is tied for 29th place at 74 (+2), senior Brian Woolf, who is tied for 50th place at 76 (+4) and senior Andrew Medley, who is tied for 59th place at 77 (+5).

The Oregon Duck Invitational concludes tomorrow. The event is being contested at the Eugene Country Club, a par 72, 6,854-yard layout.

Top Five Teams           		Top Five Individuals1.    Oregn     	285 (-3)	1.  Bryant Reyes, San Jose State	32-34=66 (-6)2.    ARIZONA    	290 (+2)	    Bjorn Widerstedt, Northwestern	34-32=66 (-6)3.    Washington State	292 (+4)	3.  Ricky Barnes, Arizona       	35-33=68 (-4)4.    UCLA      	293 (+5)	    John Ellis, Oregon          	34-34=68 (-4)      Washington	293 (+5)	5.  Derek Berg, Washington      	35-34=69 (-3)      Northwestern	293 (+5)	    Ryan Ressa, Washington State	31-38=69 (-3)      Stanford  	293 (+5)                        		Arizona Finishers                 	        	 T3.  Ricky Barnes	35-33=68 (-4)                	        	T16.  Chris Nallen	34-38=72 (E)                    	        	T29.  Reid Hatley	38-36=74 (+2)                     	        	T50.  Brian Woolf	37-39=76 (+4)                         		T59.  Andrew Medley	40-37=77 (+5)
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