No. 14 Bruins Compete in 46th Annual Pac-10 Championship

April 23, 2005

The 14th-ranked UCLA men's golf team travels to the 46th Annual Pacific-10 Conference Championship, hosted by Washington State at the Walla Walla Country Club in Walla Walla, WA.

The 72-hole event takes place over three days, Apr. 25-27. A six-player, count five format will be used, and a team and individual champion will be crowned.

The Bruins enter the tournament as the 14th ranked team in the country, according to the Golf Coaches Assn. of America poll (March 31). UCLA is ranked 15th in the GolfStat poll (Apr. 19) and 16th by GolfWeek (Apr. 18).

"We're excited about reaching post-season play," said Head Coach O. D. Vincent, the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2003 with UCLA and in 1999 with Washington. "The Pac-10 Championship is a special event, not only because of the quality of the field and the history, but because of the 72-hole, six-player format."

UCLA has won four conference championships (2003, '85, '83, '82) and has produced five individual conference medalists. In addition, four former UCLA players have won Pac-10 Golfer of the Year acclaim and three coaches have earned conference coach of the year honors.

UCLA's lineup will feature one senior, three sophomores and two freshmen. From this group three players have won four individual titles in their careers, although only two players have any post-season experience: senior John Poucher and sophomore Peter Campbell. Poucher's best Pac-10 finish was last year when he tied for 14th.

"There is no clear-cut favorite going into the tournament," said Vincent, who won the Pac-10 title in 1988 as a sophomore at Washington. "We need to shoot more low scores. We've been grinding out solid 72s and hovering around par, but we need more scores under par. We can't rely on just one player. Everyone needs to contribute."

The Bruins' highest ranked player is freshman Daniel Im, ranked 46th by GolfWeek. Im won the Southern Highlands Intercollegiate last month. For the month of March, Im recorded a first and second place finish and averaged 69.8 in five rounds. He was named Pac-10 Golfer of the Month. Currently, he leads the team in stroke average at 72.7 with 28 rounds played. In his last 11 rounds, he is averaging 70.7 with five rounds under 70.

Campbell and Poucher also have won tournaments in their careers. Poucher won the 2003 Fall Preview and Campbell won the 2004 Gold Rush and the Carson Daly Invitational as a freshman.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
Kohler, WI
Tuesday, May 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Wednesday, May 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
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