Bruins Climb into a Sixth Place Tie at West Regionals

May 17, 2002

The UCLA men's golf team climbed into a tie for sixth place at the NCAA West Regionals, hosted by the University of New Mexico at its Championship Course.

The Bruins posted a team score of 292, four-over par, and vaulted seven places as afternoon winds blew several top-ranked teams out of contention. Nevada-Las Vegas, the only other team to match UCLA's second round score, took over first place at 582 and holds a one-shot lead entering Saturday's final round. Fresno State is second at 583, followed by Washington at 584. Arizona and San Diego State are tied for fourth at 585. The Bruins are tied with Minnesota, New Mexico and Texas at 588.

Texas, the first-round leader, ballooned Friday to 303, 15-over par. Seventh-ranked USC, which was tied for 10th after the first round, fell to 17th after also recording a 303 in the second round.

The top 10 teams, excluding ties, and the top two individual not among those teams, will advance to the NCAA Championships at Ohio State, May 29-June 1.

Individually for the Bruins, sophomore John Merrick is tied for 10th place at even par 144 after posting a three-under par score of 69 Friday. Sophomore Roy Moon shot a one-under par score of 71 and is tied for 24th at 146. Senior Parker McLachlin and freshman John Poucher are tied for 47th at five-over par 149 after carding 76s. Freshman Breene Murphy is tied for 134th at 161.

Arizona's Ricky Barnes took over the lead at seven-under par 137 after firing a tournament low score of 67 in the second round. Four players are tied for second place, including first round leader Jason Hartwick of Texas. He posted a two-over par score of 74 and is two-under for the tournament.


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Thursday, Feb 04
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
Story
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
Story
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
2nd (-27, 837)
Friday, Feb 26
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Story
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Story
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
8th (+30, 894)
Monday, Feb 29
vs. TMC Spring ...
Santa Clarita, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. TMC Spring ...
Santa Clarita, CA
Story
Monday, Mar 07
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Story
Tuesday, Mar 08
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Story
Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
15th (+60, 924)
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Story
Friday, Mar 25
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Story
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
T-14th (+31, 871)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Story
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Story
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
9th (+39, 1,089)
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Story
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Story
Sunday, May 01
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
8th (+45, 1,465)
Monday, May 16 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Tuesday, May 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Wednesday, May 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Friday, May 27 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Saturday, May 28 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Monday, May 30 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Tuesday, May 31 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Wednesday, Jun 01 - 2:10 PM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
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