Men's Golfers 10th in Hawaii

Feb. 16, 2001

The UCLA men's golf team is in 10th place after two rounds of the TaylorMade Big Island Classic, hosted by the University of Hawaii, Hilo, this weekend.

The Bruins posted a score of 319 Friday and own a 36-hole total of 639. They are two strokes behind ninth place Nevada-Reno and two shots ahead of Georgia Tech. Texas is leading the tournament at 612, 44-over par, followed by Oregon at 613 and TCU at 615. Arizona State is fourth at 617 and USC is fifth at 627.

For the second straight day, high winds dominated the weather, elevating scores.

Individually, UCLA junior Parker McLachlin posted his second straight 75 and remains within striking distance of the leaders. His 36-hole total of 150 is just three strokes off the leaders, Matt Brost of Texas and Scott Miller of BYU, who are tied at 147.

The Bruins' Travis Johnson is tied for 35th at 158, freshman Roy Moon is tied for 75th at 165, freshman John Merrick is tied for 85th at 166 and sophomore J.T. Kohut is tied for 110th at 172.

Final round action continues Saturday at the Waikoloa King's Resort.

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