UCLA Earns Top Ranking from GolfStat

June 14, 2004

The UCLA men's golf program ended the 2003-04 season ranked No.1 by GolfStat, a statistical service that ranks all NCAA Division I teams based on their results throughout the season.

'This is quite an honor for our program,' said Head Coach O.D. Vincent, who guided the Bruins to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships on June 4. 'It reflects all the hard work by our players and coaches to bring the program back to a place among the nation's elite.'

In Vincent's two seasons, the Bruins have won a total of 16 tournaments, including two NCAA West Regional titles and the 2003 Pac-10 Championship. UCLA also placed third last season at the national championship tournament.

In addition, UCLA has produced six different individual champions, including 2003 Pac-10 medalist John Merrick and 2004 West Regional winner Travis Johnson.

UCLA's four graduating seniors - Steve Conway, Johnson, John Merrick and Roy Moon - each earned All-America honors at least once in their collegiate careers. This foursome, plus junior John Poucher, also earned All-Pac-10 honors at least once in the last two seasons.

Johnson, who finished fifth individually at the 2004 NCAA Championships, ended the season ranked 18th nationally.

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