Men's Golf Finishes 15th At Cleveland Golf Classic

March 4, 2003


Westlake Village, Calif. - The Trojan men's golf team shot 287 on Tuesday to finish 15th at the Cleveland Golf Classic hosted by USC at North Ranch Country Club.

No. 8 UCLA won the team title, shooting a 54-hole total of 845. California was second (852), followed by Oklahoma (862) and Stanford and ASU (865). USC had a total of 875.

The overall winner was UCLA's Steve Conway, who shot 207 to win by one stroke over Peter Tomasulo of California (208). UCLA also had John Merrick and Roy Moon tie for third (211).

Freshman Tyler Ley had the best tourney of any Trojan, though he competed as an individual. Ley shot 212--including a third-round 67--to tie for eighth.

Another freshman, Taylor Woood, led the Trojan scoring contingent, finishing tied for 23rd (217). He shot a sizzling 66 in the final round. Also for Troy, senior David Oh tied for 41st (220), freshman Bradley Shaw tied for 54th (222--as an individual), junior Scott Oxandaboure tied for 65th (224--individual), sophomore Nico Bollini tied for 68th (225), sophomore James Choi tied for 74th (226--individual), sophomore Ben Hayes tied for 74th (226) and senior Chris Botsford finished 82nd (228).

The Trojans are next in action at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, Tex., on March 17-18.

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