O.D. Vincent Named Pac-10 Coach of the Year

May 1, 2003

After winning its first Pac-10 title in 18 years, the awards are beginning to roll in for the UCLA men's golf team. Head Coach O.D. Vincent was named 2003 Pac-10 Coach of the Year and juniors John Merrick and Steve Conway earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors.

Vincent, in his first season at UCLA, guided the Bruins to six tournament victories in 12 starts, including a 27-shot victory in the conference championship. In 1999, Vincent received similar honors while serving as head coach at Washington. He also earned National Coach of the Year honors that season.

Merrick won the Pac-10 individual title Wednesday by firing a final round, nine-under par 63 to win the crown by 10 shots. He is the fifth UCLA player to win conference medalist honors. Merrick's round set a school record in relation to par.

Conway won two tournaments this season and led the Bruins in scoring average. He tied for eighth at the Pac-10 tournament and was ranked 35th nationally at the start of the week.

Junior Roy Moon was voted to the All-Pac-10 Second Team and redshirt junior Travis Johnson earned Honorable Mention honors.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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