Bruins Ready to Contend for NCAA Men's Golf Title

May 30, 2004

The second-ranked UCLA men's golf team will compete in the NCAA Men's Golf Championships, June 1-4, at The Cascades Course on the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA.

The NCAA Championships features 30 of the nation's top teams and six individuals in a 72-hole stroke play format. Eighteen holes will be played each day.

The Bruins will be making their second straight appearance in the national championship tournament and 49th overall. UCLA won the NCAA title in 1988, and last year finished third, its highest non-winning finish.

"We're excited to be returning to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year as the West Regional champions," said Head Coach O.D. Vincent. "Our goal all season has been to win the championship, and we have put ourselves in a solid position to do that.

"The victory by our women's team gave us a lot of inspiration," he continued. "They persevered through tough conditions to bring home the title."

UCLA will field its veteran fivesome of four seniors and a junior for the last time this week. Three-year lettermen Steve Conway, Travis Johnson, John Merrick and Roy Moon plus junior John Poucher have played more than 500 combined rounds of golf for UCLA. Each has won at least one tournament title, and all have been part of 10 victories since last February. These include a conference title and a pair of NCAA West Regional crowns.

This season Johnson, leads the team in scoring average at 71.4. He earned co-medlist honors at the West Regionals. Conway won his third career individual title by capturing first place at the Mackenzie Invitational in September, and Merrick won for the second time in his career by opening the season with a victory at the Inverness Invitational. All three recently were named to the All-Pacific Region Team.

Moon won the Northwest Shootout on May 10 and Poucher won the Fall Preview. Poucher, who tied for sixth at the West Regionals, has finished among the Top 20 in his last four events.

For complete a list of teams and tee times, click here.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS