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Bruins Claim Big Island Classic

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The UCLA men's golf team won the TaylorMade Big Island Classic, hosted by Hawaii-Hilo University at the Waikoloa Resort. The tournament was played at the resort's two courses, the par-72 King's Course and the par-70 Beach Course. Friday's final round was played at the King's Course.
 

The Bruins posted a score of 282 in the final round, 6-under par, for a 54-hole score of 836, 20-under par. TCU placed second at 838, followed by a three-way tie for third among Houston, Oklahoma and Washington at 849. Georgia Tech finished sixth at 851, and Arizona State and USC tied for seventh at 855.
 

Individually, junior Steve Conway finished third at 207, 7-under par, after posting a third round score of 69. Teammate Roy Moon tied for fifth place at 207, 6-under par, after recording a round of 69 on Friday. Junior John Merrick posted a 71 and teammate Travis Johnson carded a 73 in the final round.
 

The victory is the 12-ranked Bruins' second of the season.
 

Team Results
 
1. UCLA 283-271-282-836
2. Texas Christian 276-279-283-838
3. Houston 288-274-287-849
3. Oklahoma 281-281-287-849
3. Washington 295-272-282-849
6. Georgia Tech 288-280-286-851
7. Arizona State 290-281-281-855
7. USC 293-273-289-855
9. Pepperdine 293-275-288-856
9. Arkansas 291-267-298-856
11. Texas Tech 284-278-295-857
12. Oregon State 301-277-287-865
13. Fresno State 293-281-292-866
14. Oregon 288-291-288-867
15. Texas A&M 299-275-294-868
15. Lamar 283-279-306-868
17. Mississippi 296-286-289-871
18. Baylor 289-286-300-875
18. Hawaii 295-283-297-875
20. Kansas 297-278-301-876
21. Stanford 301-285-291-877
22. Nevada 291-291-299-881
23. Hawaii-Hilo 291-296-303-890
24. Rhode Island 303-294-318-915
25. Nagoya 314-297-305-916
25. Air Force 304-319-293-916.