Men's Golfers Compete at Carpet Capital Invitational

Oct. 3, 2001

The unranked UCLA men's golf team looks to climb into the national rankings this week when it travels to Georgia to compete against a national field in the Carpet Capital Invitational at The Farm.

The tournament runs Oct. 4-6 and will be hosted by Georgia Tech.

Head Coach Brad Sherfy, entering his seventh season, believes the Bruins are ready to contend and surprise a few teams.

"Top to bottom, this is the most competitive team I've had at UCLA," said Sherfy, who last season guided the Bruins to their third NCAA appearance in six years. "All our players improved over the summer, and our incoming players will make an impact."

Sophomore John Merrick enjoyed an outstanding summer, winning the Southern California Amateur championship and the Long Beach City Men's Championship. He also qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship for the second straight year and played in the U.S. Publinks Championship.

"Right now, John is playing head and shoulders above anyone on the team," said Sherfy. "He is a legitimate All-America candidate."

Also returning for the Bruins are senior Parker McLachlin and sophomore Steve Conway.

McLachlin also won twice during the summer, capturing the Sports Shinko Rainbow Open and the Oahu Country Club Men's Invitational Championship in his home state of Hawaii. In the latter competition, he fired a final round 64 to win by five shots.

Conway, who appeared in 12 events and recorded two top 10 finishes as a freshman last season, placed 13th at the Southern California Amateur and competed in the U.S. Amateur.

Two other lettermen, junior Sang-Eun Ji and sophomore Roy Moon improved their games over the summer and will battle for spots on the travel team all season.

Sherfy also welcomes three promising newcomers: 21-year old sophomore Doug Batty from New Zealand, and freshmen Breene Murphy of Los Alamitos and John Poucher of Santa Barbara.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Apr 29 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
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