Bruins Win the First Gold Rush Title

Sept. 19, 2004

UCLA and sophomore Peter Campbell both emerged as winners in the inaugural Gold Rush California Collegiate Golf Showcase Saturday that was played at the PGA of Southern California Golf Course.

The 12th-ranked Bruins outlasted upstart Stanford by 13 shots. UCLA recorded a 54-hole total of 841 (-23) and Stanford was second at 854 (-10). The Bruins and Cardinal were separated by just three shots on the front nine in the final round, before the Cardinal faded down the stretch. UC Riverside placed third at 857 (-7) followed by St. Mary's at 859 (-5) and UC San Diego at 866 (+2).

Individually, Campbell fired three sub-70 rounds to finish at 205 (-11) and tied with Travis Bertoni of Cal Poly SLO. Cambell posted a final round 68 (-4) and Bertoni played the final round in even par 72. The victory was Campbell's second of his college career.

Freshman Kevin Chappell tied for eighth at 212 (-4) on the strength of a final round 68. Sophomore Chris Heintz tied for 12th at 213 (-3) and senior John Poucher tied for 15th place at 214 (-2). Freshman Daniel Im tied for 36th at 219 (+4).

UCLA individuals recorded the following scores: Joakim Renstrom 217 (+1), tied for 26th; Brandon Christianson 218 (+2), tied for 31sr, Matt Marshall 219 (+3), tied for 36th, and Craig Leslie 229 (+13), tied for 97th.

The defending NCAA champion UCLA women's team placed 23rd with a score of 922 (58). A pair of freshmen led the Bruins in the final round: Amie Cochran tied for 79th at 226 (+10) and Vanessa Brocket tied for 109th at 231. Junior Susie Mathews tied for 115th, senior Charlotte Mayorkas tied for 122nd and sophomore Hannah Jun tied for 142nd.

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