Men's Golfers Tied for 7th in Hawaii

Feb. 16, 2001

The UCLA men's golf team was tied for seventh place with USC after the first round of the TaylorMade Big Island Classic, hosted by the University of Hawaii-Hilo at the Waikoloa Resort.

The Bruins posted a team score of 320, tied with USC, three shots behind BYU and one shot ahead of Georgia Tech.

Texas was leading the tournament after posting a team score of 302, 22-over par, followed by TCU at 307 and Oregon at 308. Arizona State was fourth at 313 and Cal State Bakersfield is fifth at 315.

Winds of 20-30 mph blew throughout the first round with gusts of 40 mph blowing frequently.

Individually, junior Parker McLachlin carded the Bruins' best score, a five-over par 75 and was tied for sixth. Sophomore Travis Johnson was tied for 36th at 81, followed by freshmen Roy Moon and John Merrick at 82. Sophomore J.T. Kohut tied for 74th at 85.

Texas' Matt Dobyns was in first place after posting an even par 70. Four players were tied for second at 74.

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