Men's Golfers Tied for 22nd after NCAA First Round

May 30, 2001

The UCLA men's golf team is tied for 22nd place after the first round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championship at the Duke University Golf Course in Durham, NC.

The Bruins posted a team score of 299, 11-over par. Arizona blitzed the field by posting a score of 280, eight-under par. Georgia Tech is second at 289, followed by Augusta State and Toledo at 292.

On Thursday, the field will be cut to the top 15 teams. The Bruins trail Tuesday's 15th place teams by three shots.

Individually for the Bruins, freshman Steve Conway posted an even par round of 72 and is tied for 20th place. Junior Parker McLachlin is tied for 45th at 74. Freshman John Merrick posted a four-over par score of 76 and sophomore J.T. Kohut is a five-over par 77. Travis Johnson's score of 80 did not count toward the team total.

Georgia Tech's Kris Wittehan and Arizona's Chris Nallen are tied for first place after carding six-under par scores of 66. Ricky Barnes of Arizona posted a four-under par 68 and is third.

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