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
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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 - All Day PST
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
Friday, Feb 26 - All Day PST
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Saturday, Feb 27 - All Day PST
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Sunday, Feb 28 - All Day PST
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Monday, Mar 07 - All Day PST
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 08 - All Day PST
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - All Day PST
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Monday, Apr 11 - All Day PST
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Tuesday, Apr 12 - All Day PST
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - All Day PST
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Apr 30 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, May 01 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
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