Men's Golfers In Eighth Place After Two Rounds of the NCAA Championships
Ricky Barnes Tied for Seventh and is Five Shots off the Lead
Opelika, Ala. (June 1) -- After shooting a 1-over-par 289 today in the second round of the 2000 NCAA Men's Golf Championships at the Grand National Lake Course (Par-72, 7,003 yards), the University of Arizona is in eighth place with a two-day total of 1-under 575. The Wildcats, who opened with a 286 yesterday, were the only Pac-10 Conference team to make the 15-team, 36-hole cut and trail first place Oklahoma State by 18 strokes heading into tomorrow's third round. The 15th team to advance will be decided in a playoff on Friday morning, featuring Georgia and Wake Forest.
OSU fired a 12-under par 276 today and is in first place at 18-under 557, owning a one shot lead over first round leader Texas. The Longhorns followed their total of 16-under 272 from yesterday with a 2-under 286 today to fall to second. Georgia Tech is five shots off the lead and in third place at 14-under 562, North Carolina is fourth (569) and Kent rounds out the top-five with a 5-under 571 total.
Individually, Oklahoma State's Charles Howell and Texas' David Gossett are tied for first place with a 36-hole total of 11-under-par 133. Gossett, who tied an NCAA record by shooting a 63 in yesterday's opening round, took a two stroke lead into today's action, but carded a 70 this afternoon to fall into the tie for first. Howell shot a 66 today after opening with a 67 yesterday. This pair owns a two shot advantage over East Tennessee State's Chris Wisler, who is at 9-under 135.
Arizona freshman Ricky Barnes is in a two-way tie for seventh and five shots off the lead at 6-under-par 138. He carded a 68 (35-34) today after shooting a 70 yesterday. Arizona's other freshman, Reid Hatley, is tied for 28th place at even-par 144. He shot a 74 after carding a 70 in the first round. Senior Derek Gillespie is tied for 62nd with a 2-over-par 146 (72-74), senior Scott Moore is tied for 111st with a 6-over 150 (77-73) and sophomore Cody Beyer is also tied for 111st with a 6-over 150 (74-76).
Arizona's Lineup 15 Teams To Make The Cut
T7. Ricky Barnes 70-68 - 138 (-6) 1. Oklahoma State 281-276 - 557 (-19)
T28. Reid Hatley 70-74 - 144 (E) 2. Texas 272-286 - 558 (-18)
T62. Derek Gillespie 72-74 - 145 (+1) 3. Georgia Tech 280-282 - 562 (-14)
T111. Scott Moore 77-73 - 150 (+6) 4. North Carolina 288-282 - 570 (-6)
T111. Cody Beyer 74-77 - 150 (+6) 5. Kent 288-283 - 571 (-5)
T6. Houston 284-289 - 573 (-3)
T6. UNLV 286-287--573 (-2)
8. Arizona 286-289 - 575 (-1)
T9. Auburn 290-288 - 578 (+2)
T9. TCU 289-281 - 570 (+1)
T9. Clemson 291-287 - 578 (+2)
T9. Fresno State 293-285 - 378 (+2)
T13. Northwestern 287-293 - 580 (+4)
T13. Minnesota 290-290 - 580 (+4)
*T15. Georgia 292-290 - 582 (+6)
*T15. Wake Forest 292-290 - 582 (+6)
* The 15th team to advance will be decided
in a playoff on Friday morning