Men's Golf in Sixth Place at Southern Highlands Collegiate

March 13, 2004

TUCSON, Ariz. - Only one Arizona golfer shot better than par Saturday as the Wildcats shot a two-over-par 290 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate.

Arizona's second-round 290 gave the team a 36-hole total of 574 (-2), which placed the team sixth in the field of 15. The Wildcat tally was six strokes higher than its first-round effort that had the team in the tournament's top five places after yesterday's round. Arizona State's 555 (-21) total leads the field by three shots. Florida (558), Georgia (570) and Clemson (571) round out the top four places.

Chris Nallen was the lone Wildcat to break par, as the senior carded a five-under 67 Saturday. Nallen's two-round total of 138 (-6) placed him in a tie for seventh after 36 holes. Nallen moved up 11 spots on the leader board on Saturday.

Freshman Henry Liaw, who held the first round lead, faltered a bit on Saturday, carding a four-over 76 en route to a two-round total of 141 (-3). The Rowland Heights, Calif., native is tied for 16th place heading into tomorrow's final round.

Teammates Josh Esler and Nathan Tyler are tied for 44th place with identical 149 (+5) totals. Esler carded a two-over 74, while Tyler tallied a one-over 73 on Saturday.

Also competing for the Wildcats was junior Nathan Lashley. Lashley finished with an eight-over 80 and is tied for 64th place at 153 (+9).

The Southern Highlands Collegiate concludes Sunday at Southern Highlands Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nev., a par 72, 7,440-yard layout.

Top Five Teams   		Top Five Individuals1.  Arizona	555 (-21)	1.  Bill Haas, Wake Forest	68-67=135 (-9)2.  Florida	558 (-18)	2.  Camilo Villegas, Florida	67-69=136 (-8)3.  Georgia	570 (-6)	3.  Kevin Kisner, Georgia	72-65=137 (-7)4.  Clemson	571 (-5)	    Brock Mackenzie, Washington	70-67=137 (-7)5.  UCLA	573 (-3)	    Chez Reavie, Arizona State	69-68=137 (-7)    Washington	573 (-3)	    Brett Stegmaier, Florida	68-69=137 (-7)

Arizona Finishers T7. Chris Nallen 71-67=138 (-6) T16. Henry Liaw 65-76=141 (-3) T44. Josh Esler 75-74=149 (+5) T44. Nathan Tyler 76-73=149 (+5) T64. Nathan Lashley 73-80=153 (+9)

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