Bruins Win The Prestige at PGA West

Nov. 4, 2003

The top-ranked UCLA men's golf team won The Prestige at the PGA West Mountain Course Tuesday by one shot over defending champion Texas Christian. The event was co-hosted by Stanford and UC Davis.

Chris Heintz, Steve Conway and John Merrick each birdied the 18th hole to propel the Bruins to a one-stroke victory. The victory was UCLA's third of the season.

"I'm extremely proud of these guys today," said Head Coach O.D. Vincent. "We finished our [fall] season the way we began it - with a victory."

The Bruins began the day five shots behind TCU. They posted a final round team score of 281, seven-under par for a three round total of five-under par 859. The Horned Frogs, who set a tournament record with a second round team score of 280, posted a one-under par team score Tuesday of 287 and finished at 860. BYU was third at 861, followed by Pepperdine at 863. Colorado and Northwestern tied for fifth at 868.

Heintz, a freshman, finished ninth at three-under par 213 after posting a final round score of 71. Conway finished 10th at two-under 214 after a final round 70. Senior Roy Moon carded an even par 72 on Tuesday and tied for 11th at one-under 215. Merrick shot a 71 and tied for 22nd at 220, and junior John Poucher tied for 28th at 221 after a final round 69.

UCLA freshman Joakim Renstrom, playing as an individual, tied for 28th at 221.

TCU's Colby Beckstrom won the event after firing a final round score of 67 to finish at 10-under par 206.

The Bruins' next event is the Collegiate Match Play Championship at the Barefoot Resort, Nov. 7-9 in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

                         The Prestige at PGA West
 * Individual            LaQuinta-Mountain Course LaQuinta, CA
                         Dates: 11/03 - 11/04     (Today:11-03-2003)
                                   Par:        72
                                   Yardage:  6841
      Fin.   School                   Scores
         1   UCLA                     283  295  281    859
         9    Chris Heintz             68   74   71    213
        10    Steve Conway             72   72   70    214
      T 11    Roy Moon                 68   75   72    215
      T 22    John Merrick             75   74   71    220
      T 28    John Poucher             76   76   69    221

2 TCU 293 280 287 860 1 Colby Beckstrom 71 68 67 206 T 6 Adam Meyer 70 74 68 212 T 33 J.J. Killeen 78 69 75 222 T 45 Drew Stoltz 76 72 77 225 T 66 Jeff Marcinowski 76 71 87 234

3 Brigham Young Univ. 286 289 286 861 T 3 Jake Ellison 72 69 69 210 T 16 Todd Miller 70 71 77 218 T 16 Clay Ogden 71 74 73 218 T 22 Clay Bingham 73 75 72 220 T 28 Oscar Alvarez 73 76 72 221

4 Pepperdine Univ. 284 294 285 863 5 Michael Putnam 68 73 70 211 13 Alex Coe 72 75 69 216 T 16 Brian O'Flaherty 71 74 73 218 T 28 Chris Elliott 73 74 74 221 T 33 Randy Creighton 76 73 73 222

T 5 Colorado, U. of 286 293 289 868 T 6 Kane Webber 73 71 68 212 T 14 Jeff Hanson 70 74 73 217 T 20 Kenny Coakley 70 74 75 219 T 40 Derek O'Neill 76 74 73 223 T 49 Edward McGlasson 73 76 78 227

T 5 Northwestern 286 292 290 868 T 3 Tom Johnson 67 75 68 210 T 11 Dillon Dougherty 73 71 71 215 T 40 Bryson Young 71 77 75 223 T 42 Casey Strunk 76 72 76 224 T 60 T.C. Ford 75 74 82 231

7 Kansas, U. of 284 303 289 876 T 14 Andrew Price 72 74 71 217 T 22 Kevin Ward 70 75 75 220 T 33 Gary Woodland 69 82 71 222 T 47 Tyler Docking 77 77 72 226 T 57 Ryan Rainer 73 77 80 230

8 UC Davis 290 300 287 877 T 6 Eric Restrepo 71 74 67 212 T 22 Scott Gordon 74 77 69 220 T 28 Brett Borchers 69 76 76 221 T 42 Louie Bishop 76 73 75 224 77 Chris Kilkenny 78 84 82 244

9 Washington, U. of 301 290 295 886 T 20 Dan Potter 74 71 74 219 T 22 Brock Mackenzie 75 74 71 220 T 33 Alex Prugh 75 72 75 222 T 45 Erik Olson 77 73 75 225 76 Reid Rader 78 83 80 241

10 Stanford University 283 302 303 888 2 Zack Miller 67 67 74 208 T 22 Kevin Blue 68 73 79 220 T 60 Kyle Gentry 71 83 77 231 T 66 Pat Phillips 79 79 76 234 T 73 Brandon Lawson 77 85 76 238

11 Oklahoma, U. of 301 295 300 896 T 33 Anthony Kim 75 73 74 222 T 33 Blake Martin 78 73 71 222 T 49 Brodie Flanders 72 75 80 227 T 55 Martin Flores 79 74 75 228 78 Brad Purcell 76 85 91 252

12 UC-Irvine 303 302 299 904 T 16 Vinnie Poncino 71 70 77 218 T 49 Neno Boonyaplanun 76 76 75 227 T 66 Derek Uyesaka 82 79 73 234 70 Ryne Rindfleisch 77 84 74 235 71 Will Park 79 77 80 236

13 Pacific, U. of the 301 301 304 906 T 42 Matt Kern 73 74 77 224 T 55 Andrew Bostrom 78 75 75 228 T 57 Troy McKinley 77 74 79 230 T 60 Miles Kirkpatrick 73 78 80 231 72 Reid Scarff 86 78 73 237

14 Oregon, U. of 297 302 309 908 T 49 Mike Sica 74 75 78 227 T 49 Gregg LaVoie 77 76 74 227 T 49 Dustin Pewarchuk 72 76 79 227 T 57 Matt Ma 75 75 80 230 T 64 Jimmy White 76 79 78 233

15 Yale University 303 311 308 922 T 47 Brian Kim 79 72 75 226 T 60 Steve Gray 73 79 79 231 T 64 Rick Reissman 75 82 76 233 T 66 Dan Levy 77 78 79 234 T 73 Benjamin Levy 78 82 78 238

Fin. Individuals School Scores T 28 Joakim Tenstrom UCLA 70 76 75 221 T 33 Scott MacDonald Stanford 72 75 75 222 75 Erik Hill UC Davis 74 82 83 239


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Story
Tuesday, May 17
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Story
Wednesday, May 18
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
10th (+12, 876)
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS