Men's Golfers Tied for Fourth After First Day

May 17, 2001

The UCLA men's golf team is tied for fourth place after the first day at the NCAA West Regionals, hosted by Oregon State at Trysting Tree Golf Course.

The Bruins posted a team score of 289, one-over par, and trail third place Wake Forest by one shot. Arizona State leads the field at 283, five-under par, followed by Stanford at 284. Three teams are tied for seventh place at 290, one shot behind the Bruins.

UCLA freshman John Merrick is the leader in the clubhouse after posting a five-under par score of 67. Other UCLA scores include Travis Johnson, tied for 36th at 73, Steve Conway, tied for 50th at 74, Parker McLachlin, tied for 74th at 75 and J.T. Kohut, tied for 106th at 77.

Arizona State's Jin Park and Stanford's Philip Rowe trail Merrick by two shots after posting scores of 69, three-under par. Six players are tied for fourth at 70.

Second and third round competition continues Friday and Saturday.

Team Scores

Arizona State, 283, Stanford, 284, Wake Forest, 288, Arizona, 289, San Diego State, 289, UCLA, 289, Oregon State, 290, Washington, 290, UC Irvine, 290, Pepperdine, 293, UNLV, 294, South Carolina, 294, Austin Peay, 295, Detroit Mercy, 295, BYU, 296, Tennessee, 297, Colorado State, 297, Fresno State, 298, Pacific, 298, USC, 298, Oregon, 302, Nevada, 302, Weber State, 302, California, 302, New Mexico, 305, Navy, 310, Oral Roberts, 312

Top Individuals (Par 72)

John Merrick, UCLA, 67, Jin Park, ASU, 69, Philip Rowe, Stan., 69, 6 tied at 70

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