Chris Nallen to Participate in Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic

Nov. 13, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's golfer Chris Nallen will participate in the 2003 Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic, Nov. 24-25, in El Paso, Texas.

The invitation-only event features 29 golfers who earned All-America honors last season. Nallen, an All-American in each of his three previous collegiate seasons, has equaled a tournament record by making his third appearance. He is one of only 22 players to make three appearances in the 29-year history of the College All-America Golf Classic.

Nallen, a senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has a 72.00 stroke average through 11 rounds played this fall. He has one top-10 and two top-20 finishes in five team events in 2003-04, including a 3-0-0 mark at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship.

He carded a career-low 62 (-9) on Oct. 14 during the final round of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. It was just the second such score recorded in Arizona golf history and the lowest in relation to par in school history. Nallen's round included seven birdies and an eagle-3 on the 16th hole.

Nallen also represented the United States in both the 2003 Palmer and Walker Cup competitions.

The 29th annual Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic will be contested at El Paso Country Club, a par 71, 6,781-yard layout. In addition to Nallen, the following players are also scheduled to attend: Chris Baryla (UTEP), Dustin Bray (North Carolina), Alejandro Canizares (Arizona State), Steve Conway (UCLA), Andrew Dahl (Arkansas), David Denham (Georgia), Zach Doran (Ohio State), Judd Easterling (Wichita State), Matt Every (Florida), Jason Hartwick (Texas), Brad Heaven (Toledo), John Holmes (Kentucky), David Inglis (Tulsa), Eirik Johansen (South Carolina), Tom Johnson (Northwestern), Travis Johnson (UCLA), Brock Mackenzie (Washington), Gareth Maybin (South Alabama), Ryan Moore (UNLV), Michael Putnam (Pepperdine), Chez Reavie (Arizona State), Matt Rosenfield (Texas), David Schultz (TCU), Justin Smith (Minnesota), Chris Stroud (Lamar), Peter Tomasulo (California), Emmett Turner (Augusta State), and James Vargas (Florida).

The University of Arizona men's golf team will next be in action, Feb. 2-3, when it hosts the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate at Arizona National Country Club.

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