June 19, 2003
The par 69 course yielded low scores in Thursday's first round. Conway fired an even par 69 and is tied for 13th place, and Merrick posted a two-over par 71 and is tied for 32nd place. Both players are within striking distance of the leaders, however.
Jason Hartwick leads the field with a four-under par 65. Other Pac-10 players in the hunt are Cal's Peter Tomasula and ASU's Chez Reavie, who are tied for fourth place at two-under 67.
Second round action continues Friday.