Bruins Tied for Seventh after First Round in Arizona

Feb. 4, 2002

The UCLA men's golf team is tied for seventh after the first round of the Ping- Arizona Intercollegiates at The Raven in Sabino Springs, AZ.

The Bruins posted a team score of 288, four-over par, and are tied with Tulsa. The Bruins trail California and Arizona by one shot and Pepperdine by two. They lead South Carolina by one shot. Washington, Oregon, UC Irvine and Fresno State are tied for 10th at 290.

USC is the first round leader at 281, three-under par, followed by New Mexico at 282 and Oklahoma State at 283.

UCLA true freshman John Poucher, playing in his first collegiate tournament, posted an even par score of 71 and is tied for 17th place. Sophomore Roy Moon and freshman Breene Murphy are tied for 24th at 72, followed by sophomore John Merrick who shot a two-over par score of 73 and is tied for 40th. Sophomore Steve Conway is tied for 74th at 76.

UC Irvine's Mike Lavery, Oklahoma State's Hunter Mahan and New Mexico's Jay Reynolds are tied for first place at 67, four-under par. USC's David Oh and Kevin Stadler are tied for fourth at three-under par 68.

Second-round action continues Monday afternoon.

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