Men's Golfers Miss Cut by One Stroke at NCAA Championships

May 31, 2001

It was a bittersweet day for the UCLA men's golf team at the NCAA Championships at Duke University Golf Club in Durham, NC. The team missed the 36-hole cut, but the Bruins' Parker McLachlin survived the individual cut

The Bruins' two-round total of 591 was 15-over par, one shot behind the College of Charleston, Oregon State and Pacific, which tied for 14th place at 590 and survived the cut. Arizona leads the field at 569, seven-under par, followed by Florida at 574 and Wake Forest at 576.

Individually, McLachlin posted a three-under par score of 69 for a 36-hole, one-under par total of 140, tied for 14th place. He will continue to compete as an individual in the championship. Freshman Steve Conway and sophomore J.T. Kohut each tied for 61st place at 149. Kohut posted an even par round of 72 on Thursday. Freshman John Merrick tied for 81st at 150 after turning in a score of 74, and sophomore Travis Johnson finished with a 36-hole total of 157.

Arizona's Ricky Barnes fired a seven-under par round of 65 Thursday and leads the field at 133, 11-under par. Four players are tied for second place at six-under par 138, including Pacific's Troy McKinley and ASU's Chez Reavie.

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