Bruins Tied for Seventh after Second Round in Arizona

Feb. 5, 2002

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

The Bruins posted a second-round team score of 282, two-under par, and have a 36-hole total of 570, two-over par. They trail Washington at 567, and fifth place New Mexico at 564. UCLA is three shots ahead of ninth place Pepperdine.

Fresno State, which shaved 20 strokes off its first round score, posted a second round score of 270, 14-under par. The Bulldogs are in first place at 560, eight under par, followed by Arizona and Oklahoma State at 562. USC is fourth at 563.

UCLA true freshman Breene Murphy and sophomore John Merrick posted second round scores of 69, two-under par. Murhpy is tied for 15th at 141 and Merrick is tied for 18th at 142. Freshman John Poucher is tied for 29th at 143 and sophomore Roy Moon is tied for 56th at 146. Sophomore Steve Conway improved four shots with a second round 72 and is tied for 69th at 148.

USC's Kevin Stadler leads the field by one stroke after posting a five-under par score of 66 in the second round. He stands at eight-under par 134, one shot in front of Oklahoma State's Hunter Mahan and Chad Spencer of Fresno State.

Nick Watney of Fresno State posted the low round of the day, a seven-under par 64.

Final round action continues Tuesday.

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