Bruins Take Nine Stroke Lead into Final Round

May 16, 2003

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The top-seeded UCLA men's golf team extended its lead and junior John Merrick set course record at the NCAA West Regional hosted by the University of Washington at Washington National Golf Course in Auburn, WA.

The Bruins stretched their lead to nine strokes with an eight-under par round of 280 Friday for a 36-hole total of 571, five-under par. Arizona is second at four-over par 580, followed by New Mexico at 583. UNLV is fourth at 585 and Georgia is fifth at 586.

The top 10 teams following Saturday's final round will advance to the NCAA Championships, May 28-31, at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, OK.

Junior John Merrick led the charge for the Bruins on Friday by firing a course record, five-under par 67. Merrick is tied for third place at two-under par 142 with teammate Steve Conway, who posted a score of 71. Junior Travis Johnson posted an even par 72 and is tied for sixth at 143, one-under par. Roy Moon is tied for 12th at one-over par 145 after posting a score of 71 and sophomore John Poucher also carded a 71 and is tied for 19th at 146.

Michael Letzig of New Mexico leads the field at seven-under par 137 after posting a four-under par score of 68 in the second round. Arizona's Chris Nallen is second at 139 after carding a three-under par 69. David Denham is tied for third with Conway and Merrick at 142.

For complete live results, follow the tournament on GolfStat.com.


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