Bruins Grab the Lead Entering the Final Round

June 3, 2004

The second-ranked UCLA men's golf team surged into the lead entering the final round of the 107th NCAA Men's Golf Championships in Hot Springs, VA.

The Bruins posted the low round of the tournament Thursday, firing a five-under par team score of 275 and they own a 54-hole total of 847 (+7). UCLA boasts a five-shot lead with 18 holes remaining to play at the par 70, 6,679-yard Cascades Course at The Homestead Resort.

Central Regional champion Kentucky is second at 852 (+12), followed by California at 855 (+15). Washington and Arizona are tied for fourth at 856 (+16) and top-ranked Florida is sixth at 858 (+18).

Half of the 30-team field was still on the course at noon Pacific time, but none of them were within 15 shots of the Bruins.

The Bruins played the final two holes Thursday in four-under par and increased their lead from one shot to five by the end of the round.

Individually for UCLA, senior Roy Moon fired a five-under par 65 in the third round and vaulted from a tie for 50th place into a tie for 10th at even par 210. Moon's card featured six birdies and a bogey, and he played the inward nine in three-under par 32.

Senior Travis Johnson posted his third straight round under 70 by posting matching 34s on each nine. Johnson finished with a pair of birdies that not only increased the Bruins' lead, but moved him into a tie for fourth with top-ranked Bill Haas of Wake Forest at five-under par 205. Both players are four shots behind the tournament leader Ryan Moore of UNLV who shot a 64 and is at 201, nine-under par.

Senior John Merrick birdied his last two holes for a one-under par 69 which moved him from a tie for 75th at the start of the day into a tie for 32nd at six-over par 216.

Steve Conway posted a 73 and is at 11-over par 211 and junior John Poucher shot a 77 and is at 17-over 227.

The Bruins tee off in Friday's final round beginning at 9:21 a.m. EST.

For complete results and tee times for the final round, click here.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS