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Men in 6th place at Pac-10 Championships

From staff and wire reports
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 26, 2000
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Th UA drops 1 spot after 2nd day of play in Tempe

e No. 10 Arizona men's golf team dropped from fourth to fifth place yesterday after the third round of play at the Pacific 10 Conference Championships, held at the Karsten Golf Course in Temp.

The Wildcats, who are tied with UCLA, shot a 2-over-par 362 yesterday, giving them a three-round total of 1-over-par 1081. The Wildcats are 10 strokes behind fourth-place Oregon, which has a three-round total of 9-under-par 1071.

Arizona State, which has won the conference title for five straight years, is dominating the tournament, leading second-place California by 32 strokes.

The Sun Devils have posted an impressive three-round score of 48-under-par 1032 so far on their home course. Following California is Oregon State, which has a three-round total of 12-under-par 1068.

Individually, Sun Devil Paul Casey leads the tournament by six shots, after shooting a 5-under-par 67 yesterday, giving him an impressive three round total of 18-under-par 198.

Wildcat freshmen Ricky Barnes moved from seventh to fifth place yesterday after shooting a 4-under-par 68, which was his best round of the tournament. Although All-American senior Derek Gillespie shot a 1-under-par 71 yesterday, he fell from eighth to 13th place in the standings.

UA freshman Patrick Norris, who was not sure if he was going to be able to play because of health problems, is tied for 53rd after carding a 6-over-par 78, giving him a three-round total of 11-over-par 227.

The best round of the tournament belongs to the younger brother of PGA player Phil Mickelson. Tim Mickelson, who plays for Oregon State, shot an 8-under-par 64 yesterday during the third round of play.

Tomorrow's final round of the Pac-10 Championships begins at 7:30 this morning.

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