Men's Golf Remains in Second Place at Oregon Duck Invitational

March 25, 2003

EUGENE, Ore. - Four University of Arizona men's golfers posted sub-par rounds Monday as the team remained in second place at the Oregon Duck Invitational.

Junior Chris Nallen jumped into the top 10 after the second round, as he shot a five-under-par 69 to move up 10 spots on the leaderboard. His two-round total of 141 (-3) puts him in a tie for sixth place, seven strokes behind tournament-leader Brock Mackenzie of Washington at 134 (-10).

Nallen's efforts solidified Arizona's second-place standing in the 16-team field. The Wildcats' second-round 282 (-6) was the second lowest team round of the day and gave the squad a 572 (-4) total, four strokes behind tournament-leading Washington.

Senior Ricky Barnes continued his solid play Monday, as he carded a one-under-par 71 and stands in fourth place after 36 holes at 139 (-5).

Two other Wildcat golfers also finished under par in Monday's second round, as seniors Reid Hatley and Brian Woolf each tallied one-under par 71s. Hatley's effort moved him into a tie for 13th place at 145 (+1), while Woolf moved up 20 places in the standings to a tie for 30th place at 147 (+3). The final UA golfer, Andrew Medley, carded a 73 and currently stands tied for 54th place at 150 (+6).

The Oregon Duck Invitational concludes this afternoon. The 54-hole event is being contested at the Eugene Country Club, a par 72, 6,854-yard layout.

Top Five Teams   		Top Five Individuals1.  Washington	568 (-8)	1.  Brock Mackenzie, Washington 	74-60=134 (-10)2.  ARIZONA	572 (-4)	2.  John Ellis, Oregon          	68-69=137 (-7)3.  Oregon	573 (-3)	3.  Bryant Reyes, San Jose State        66-72=138 (-6)4.  UCLA	581 (+5)	4.  Ricky Barnes, Arizona	        68-71=139 (-5)5.  UC-Davis	583 (+7)	5.  Bjorn Widerstedt, Northwestern	66-74=140 (-4)

Arizona Finishers 4. Ricky Barnes 68-71=139 (-5) T6. Chris Nallen 72-69=141 (-3) T13. Reid Hatley 74-71=145 (+1) T30. Brian Woolf 76-71=147 (+3) T54. Andrew Medley 77-73=150 (+6)

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