Men's Golfers Begin Winter Schedule

Jan. 30, 2003

The 17th ranked UCLA men's golf team travels to Tucson, AZ, next week to participate in the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at Arizona National Country Club. The 54-hole event will take place over two days on Feb. 3 & 4.

The Bruins, who recorded four Top 5 finishes during their Fall schedule, are expected to field a team of four juniors and a true freshman in their first tournament of 2003.

Junior Roy Moon has shown the biggest improvement of the season, tying for second place in the MacKenzie Invitational with three rounds below 70. He has knocked off two strokes from last year's stroke average.

Junior John Merrick, the 2001 Southern California Amateur champion, was invited to the Walker Cup practices at Hilton Head, SC, over the Thanksgiving holiday. He also participated in the prestigious Sun Bowl/Western Refining event which included a field of 25 All-Americans from the 2002 season.

Fourth-year junior Travis Johnson tied for fifth at the Pacific Invitational in September and tied for 17th at the MacKenzie event. He ranks second on the team with a stroke average of 72.1.

Junior Steve Conway ranks third on the team with a stroke average of 72.3. He tied for seventh at the Pacific Invitational and boasts three rounds under 70 in nine rounds played.

Freshman Spencer Levin has proved to be a standout player, leading the Bruins in several statistical categories, including stroke average at 71.2. In four events, he has placed among the Top 10 three times and tied for 19th in another. He leads the team with seven rounds under par (12 played) and boasts four rounds under 70, tied for the team lead with Moon. Among collegians, Levin is ranked 50th in the country.

Sophomore John Poucher and senior Sang-Eun Ji each played in the Bruins' final Fall event. Ji tied for 23rd and Poucher tied for 33rd at The Prestige.


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 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
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