Bruins Drop Into Third Place Tie

May 29, 2003

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The second ranked UCLA men's golf team fell into a third place tie after the third round of the NCAA Championships, hosted by Oklahoma State University at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, OK.

The Bruins posted a score of 301, 13-over par, and fell from first place into a tie with Florida for third place at 899, 35-over par. Clemson posted a team score of one-under par 287 Thursday and took over the top spot at 888, 24-over par. Oklahoma State posted a score of 290 and trails the Tigers by one shot in second place. In fifth place is Wake Forest at 900, followed by Auburn at 903.

Individually for the Bruins, a few tough holes on the inward nine proved costly. On the strength of four birdies, junior Steve Conway posted a two-under par score of 70 and is tied for 23rd at eight-over 224. Junior Travis Johnson posted his third straight score of two-over par 74 and is tied for 17th at 222, six-over par. John Merrick, one-under par through nine holes, triple-bogeyed the 10th and quadruple-bogeyed the 17th for a 77. He is tied for 23rd with Conway and several others. Roy Moon posted an eight-over par 80, which included a triple-bogey on the par 4 17th. Sophomore John Poucher is in 89th place after posting a third round score of 84.

Auburn's Lee Williams built a five-stroke lead entering the final round after posting a 71 for a 54-hole total of 212, four-under par. Kentucky's John Holmes fired a three-under par 69 and is tied for second place with Oklahoma State's Hunter Mahan at 217, one over par.

The field was cut to 18 teams entering Friday?s final round. The Bruins are scheduled to tee off at 9:45 a.m. CDT with Oklahoma State and Clemson.


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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
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 - 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
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