Bruins Run Away with Pacific Invitational Title

Sept. 24, 2002

The UCLA men's golf team ran away with the Pacific Invitational title Tuesday, winning their first tournament in four years by 16 shots at Spanos Park in Stockton, CA.

The Bruins' 54-hole total of 830 was 34-under par, the lowest in tournament history at Spanos Park and the best score since Oregon fired a score of 828 in 1991 at the Stockton Country Club.The Bruins winning score also was a school record for 54-holes and their final round score of 15-under par 273 set another school record for a single round.

Coastal Carolina finished second at 846, followed by third place Oregon State at 847 and UC Irvine at 851. Cal State Northridge placed fifth at 855.

Individually, junior Travis Johnson and freshman Spencer Levin tied for fifth place at eight-under par 208. Both players posted three-under par scores of 69 in the final round. Juniors John Merrick and Steve Conway tied for seventh at 209, seven-under par. Conway fired a six-under 66 Tuesday and Merrick posted a 69. Junior Roy Moon tied for 38th at 218, two-over par after carding an even par 72.

Coastal Carolina's Alvero Velasco captured medalist honors with a 54-hole total of 205, 11-under par.

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