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Craig Lile to Compete in Central Regional

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Craig Lile to Compete in Central Regional
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas junior Craig Lile has been selected to play in the Central Regional of the 2000 NCAA Golf Championships announced Wednesday morning.

The all-Southeastern Conference first teamer will play May 18-20, at the Victoria Country Club in Victoria, Texas.

The Razorbacks played a tournament at the Victoria Country Club in February. Lile placed fifth in the in the Udamon Southwest Classic hosted by the Southwest Texas State University. He shot a 1-over-par 217, carding 72, 71 and 74.

Lile finished the regular season in fifth place in the SEC overall with a scoring average of 71.81.

In just his junior year, the South Africa native claimed his first and second career victories. At the Lexus Invitational, he shot a low round of 12-under-par 204 for the victory. At the University of Texas – San Antonio Invitational, Lile fired a 4-under-par 209, defeating the 60-plus competitors.

Lile also had five top 10 finishes in 2000.

The SEC has seven teams participating in the regionals. Georgia, Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi State Tennessee and Ole Miss.

There are 27 teams and six other individuals participating in each of the three regionals. A minimum of eight teams will advance from each regional to the championship finals. The two lowest scoring individual at each regional, whose team did not advance, will also advance to the championship finals.

The NCAA Championships will be held May 31-June 3 at the Grand National Golf Complex in Opelika, Ala., hosted by Auburn University.



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