Men's Golf Misses Cut For NCAA Championships Bartlett qualifies as individual.
Jon Bartlett qualified for the NCAA Championship tournament by finishing 10th at the Central Regional in Victoria, Texas.
May 20, 2000
VICTORIA, Texas - The Ole Miss men's golf team shot a final-round 283
Saturday at the NCAA Central Regional to miss the cut for the championship
round by six strokes. After a four-hole playoff, Jon Bartlett moves on the
championships as an individual participant.
Bartlett, a senior from Ocala, Fla., closed out the tournament in tie for
a 10th place with a 72-71-68--211, and then defeated Baylor's Jimmy Walker
and Texas A&M's Matt Lindholm in the playoff to earn an individual spot in
the NCAA Championships, to be held May 31-June 3 at the Grand National Golf
Complex in Opelika, Ala.
The Rebels, who were making their second straight NCAA Tournament
appearance, tied for 11th overall with a 289-294-283--866 at the Victoria
Country Club. The top nine teams that advanced were Texas, Kent State,
Oklahoma State, Houston, Minnesota, Northwestern, TCU, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Arkansas' Craig Lile, who competed as an individual and tied for third,
received the other individual berth for the championships.
The Texas Longhorns walked away with the top spot at the regional with a
three-round 847, while Kent State used an 11-under-par team total on
Saturday to finish second. Individually, Kent's Jon Mills finished with the
best score of the tournament, shooting a 12-under-par 202.
For Ole Miss, junior Troy Muller of Braithwaite, La., fired a
70-74-71--215 to tie for 27th, while freshman Andrew Medley of Jackson,
Miss., carded a 73-75-72--220 to rank 60th. Phil Caravia, a junior from
Belleville, Ill., ended with a 74-74-73--221, and Chris Malloy, a senior
>from Duluth. Ga., closed with a 76-78-72--226.
The Rebels end their season with six top five finishes, including a
second-place performance at the Birkdale Collegiate Golf Classic. Ole Miss
placed in the top eight in 12 of 13 tournaments, posting the second-most
single-season top 10 finishes in school history.
NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL -- Victoria Country Club, Victoria Texas FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
(NOTE: The teams below do not advance to the NCAA Championships)
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