April 27, 2002
The UCLA men's golf team placed fourth Saturday at the Pac-10 Championships, hosted by Oregon State at Trysting Tree Golf Club.
The Bruins posted a final round team score of 359, one-under par to improve three spots after Friday's finish. The Bruins' 72-hole score of 1469 was 29-over par. USC won the tournament with a score of 1441, one-over par. Stanford placed second at 1456 and Oregon State was third at 1458.
The Pac-10 Championship counts the best five of six scores over 72 holes.
Individually for the Bruins, freshman Breene Murphy tied for seventh place with a one-over par total of 289. Murphy fired a one-under par score of 71 on Saturday. Sophomore John Merrick posted a three-under par score of 69 in the final round for a score of 294, which tied for 23rd. Senior Parker McLachlin tied for 25th at 295. Freshman John Poucher, who posted a two-under par 70 on Saturday, tied for 29th at 297 with teammate Roy Moon. Sophomore Steve Conway tied for 45th at 304.
Stanford's Jim Seki won the individual title with a four-under par total of 284. USC's Kevin Stadler and Stanford's Philip Rowe tied for second at 285.