Two Former Bruins Earn PGA TOUR Cards

Dec. 4, 2006

Former UCLA golf standouts John Merrick and Parker McLachlin earned the PGA TOUR cards Sunday by enduring the 106-hole marathon known as PGA Qualifying School.

Merrick (UCLA '04) fired rounds of 74-69-68-67-67-74--417 (-15) and tied for fourth place. McLachlin (UCLA '02) tied for 16th and posted rounds of 73-70-66-73-68-71--421 (-11). They became the first UCLA players to earn their TOUR cards through Q-School since Scott McCarron in 1994.

Prior to the tournament, Merrick, 24, had earned exempt status by finishing among the top money winners on the 2006 Nationwide Tour, where he earned over $208,000, including one victory. That exemption put him in Category 24. By making the Q-School cut, he improved his standing within the category.

McLachlin, 27, also played on the Nationwide Tour this year and won $176,882, 29th on the money list. Last year, he attempted to qualify through Q-School but missed the cut and earned exempt status on the Nationwide Tour.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 12 - All Day PST
vs. Northern ...
Sugar Grove, IL
Sunday, Sep 13 - All Day PST
vs. Northern ...
Sugar Grove, IL
Sunday, Oct 04 - All Day PST
vs. Erin Hills ...
Erin, WI
Monday, Oct 05 - All Day PST
vs. Erin Hills ...
Erin, WI
Tuesday, Oct 06 - All Day PST
vs. Erin Hills ...
Erin, WI
Friday, Oct 16 - All Day PST
vs. United States ...
Alpharetta, GA
Saturday, Oct 17 - All Day PST
vs. United States ...
Alpharetta, GA
Sunday, Oct 18 - All Day PST
vs. United States ...
Alpharetta, GA
Monday, Nov 02 - All Day PST
vs. Gifford Collegiate
Carlsbad, CA
Tuesday, Nov 03 - All Day PST
vs. Gifford Collegiate
Carlsbad, CA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - All Day PST
vs. Gifford Collegiate
Carlsbad, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - All Day PST
vs. All-American
El Paso, TX
Sunday, Nov 08 - All Day PST
vs. All-American
El Paso, TX
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS