March 12, 2003
UCLA golfer Steve Conway was named GolfWorld Magazine's National Player of the Week, the publication announced this week.
Conway, who leads the Bruins in scoring average at 70.8, won the Cleveland Classic Mar. 4 at North Ranch Country Club. The 6-1 junior from Newport Beach, CA, posted rounds of 73-66-68-207, six-under par. He beat several nationally ranked players, including 2002 Pac-10 champion Jim Seki of Stanford and formerly top-ranked Nick Watney of Fresno State. The victory was his first career collegiate title and he became UCLA's first individual medalist in six years.
"It's quite and honor for Steve to be named national player of the week," said UCLA Coach O.D. Vincent. "The honor is well-deserved. It's a tribute to our program and it reflects the positive direction that UCLA is headed."
This season Conway has recorded two Top 10 finishes, in addition to his individual title, and he has posted 10 rounds under par, tied for the team lead. He currently leads the team with nine rounds under 70 and has posted five scores of 69 or better in his last six rounds.