Bruins Prepare for ASU Thunderbird Invitational

April 10, 2003

The 10th ranked UCLA men's golf team travels to the ASU Thunderbird Invitational this weekend at the Karsten Golf Course looking for its fifth team title of the season.

Karsten Golf Course will play to a par of 72 over 7,037 yards. Fourth-ranked Arizona is the top ranked Pac-10 team in the 18-team field.

The Bruins won the Western Intercollegiate Tuesday at Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz. The victory was their fourth this season.

Junior Steve Conway won medalist honors at Pasatiempo, his second individual title this season. Conway became the first UCLA golfer since Rich Greenwood in 1987 to win multiple tournaments in one season.

"Steve is playing as well as anyone in the country right now," said Head Coach O.D. Vincent. "He showed tremendous patience at Pasatiempo and beat a solid field."

Conway played the final 36 holes in four-under par and finished at 208, two-under par.

Only one player who represented the Bruins at the Western Intercollegiate - sophomore John Poucher - will also be traveling to Tempe for the ASU event.

"We decided to give some of our other players the opportunity to compete and rest the guys who went to Santa Cruz," said Vincent.

One of the players traveling to the ASU tournament will be freshman Spencer Levin, who won the Azalea Invitational in Charleston, SC, on Mar. 30.

"We're very excited that Spencer has re-evaluated his priorities and re-dedicated himself to UCLA and his teammates," said Vincent. "We expect nothing but positive things from him for the rest of the season."

On Mar. 7, Levin was suspended from the team for violations of team rules. He missed two collegiate tournaments, but won impressively in South Carolina. His score of 275 (65-67-68-75) was nine-under par and he won by five shots.

Levin returns to the lineup with a scoring average of 71.8 in collegiate events, three Top 10 finishes, 10 rounds under par and five rounds under 70.

Also competing for the Bruins are senior Sang-Eun Ji (73.3), Poucher (74.1), sophomore Steve Jones (74.0) and junior Doug Batty.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS