Bruins Finish Third in Mercedes-Benz Tournament

Feb. 22, 2005

The 11th-ranked UCLA men's golf team finished third in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships, hosted by the University of North Florida at the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

UCLA and second-round leader Alabama were overtaken by Florida in the final round. The 18th-ranked Gators, who started the final round six shots behind the leaders in fourth place, posted an eight-under par team score of 280 to finish at 874, five shots in front of the Crimson Tide (879) and nine shots ahead of the Bruins (883). UCLA's final round team score of 291 (+3) was its best of the tournament. Augusta State finished fourth at 884 (+20) and Tennessee and South Carolina tied for fifth at 886 (+22).

Individually, UCLA sophomore Joakim Renstrom placed fourth with a 54-hole total of 217 (+1) after posting a final round 72 (E). The finish was the best of Renstrom's collegiate career. Senior John Poucher fired a final round 68 (-4) and tied for 19th place at 222 (+6). Freshman Daniel Im tied for 32nd at 224 (+8), followed by Kevin Chappell who tied for 41st at 226 (+10). Sophomore Peter Campbell tied for 59th at 229 (+13).

Florida's Matt Every won medalist honors with a three-round score of 215 (-1), one stroke ahead of two players who finished at even par.

For complete results 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