The third-ranked UCLA men's golf team won its second straight NCAA West Regional title Saturday at the Sunriver Resort Golf Course in Sunriver, Ore.
With the victory, the Bruins will earn one of the three top seeds in the NCAA Championships, scheduled for June 1-4 at The Cascades Course in Hot Springs, Va.
UCLA posted a team score of 6-over par 294 in the final round to defeat upstart New Mexico by one shot. The Bruins' 54-hole total of 865 was 1-over par. The Lobos were second at 866 (+2), followed by Arizona at 872 (+8) and Arizona State at 873 (+9). BYU and USC tied for fifth at 881 (+17), followed by Toledo and Cal at 882 (+18). Pepperdine and Washington finished ninth and 10th, respectively, and earned bids to the NCAA Tournament.
Individually for the Bruins, senior Travis Johnson tied for first place with a five-under par total of 211 after posting an even par 72 in the final round. Junior John Poucher tied for sixth at two-under par 214 following a final round 74. Senior John Merrick tied for 27th at 220 (+4), senior Roy Moon tied for 35th at 222 (+6) and senior Steve Conway tied for 46th at 223 (+7).
Johnson tied with Arizona's Chris Nallen, who posted a 72 in the final round.