Bruins Finish Third at NCAA Championships

May 30, 2003

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The second-ranked UCLA men's golf team finished third at the NCAA Championship, hosted by Oklahoma State at Kartsen Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, OK.

The Bruins posted a team score on Friday of 298, 10-over par, and finished with a team total of 1,197. Top-ranked Clemson won the national championship with a 72-hole total of 1191, 39-over par, followed by Oklahoma State at 1,193. The Bruins' third place finish is their highest ever, excluding the NCAA title they won in 1988.

Wake Forest and Florida tied for fourth place at 1,198 and Arizona State, on the strength of a final round team score of 291, placed sixth.

Individually for the Bruins, junior John Merrick tied for 16th place at 297, nine-over par after carding a 73 in the final round. Travis Johnson tied for 19th at 298. He posted a four-over par score of 76 on Friday. Juniors Steve Conway and Roy Moon tied for 31st at 301. Moon fired a final round even par score of 72 and birdied the final two holes. Sophomore John Poucher tied for 86th place at 326.

Arizona State's Alejandro Canizares won the NCAA individual title with a one-under par total of 287. He fired a final round, three-under par score of 69. Third round leader Lee Williams of Auburn finished second at 289, one-over par after posting a final round score of 77.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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