March 3, 2003
LOS ANGELES--The Tennessee men's golf team is currently tied for seventh after the first day of play at the Cleveland Golf Collegiate Classic, being played at North Ranch Country Club (par 71, 6,815 yards). The Vols turned in a scorecard of 287-293--580 to tie them with Oklahoma and Arizona State.
Leading the 25th-ranked Vols is sophomore Ross McGowan. McGowan fired a 70-72--142 to end the day tied for ninth. Fellow sophomore David Skinns is three strokes back at 21st-t with a 71-74--145. Sophomore John-Scott Rattan (28th-t) rounds out the Vols in the top 30 with a 73-73--146.
The eighth-ranked UCLA Bruins lead the tournament. UCLA fired a 289-277--566 to lead by seven strokes over second place California who has scores of 286-287--573. San Diego State (574), Stanford (576) and Fresno State (578) round out the top five teams after the first day of competition. Other teams in the Golfweek Top 25 who are competing include No. 20 Washington (579) in sixth and No. 16 Pepperdine (585) at 12th.
Roy Moon of UCLA leads the individual portion of the tournament. Moon fired a 71-67--138 to lead the tournament by one stroke over four players tied for second.