March 4, 2003
LOS ANGELES--The Tennessee men's golf team slipped one spot to finish tied for eighth at the Cleveland Golf Collegiate Classic at North Ranch Country Club (par 72, 6,815 yards). The Vols fired scores of 287-293-288--868 tying them with Fresno State.
Sophomore David Skinns carded a 71 on the final day of competition to go with a 71-74 during the first two rounds for a total of 216 to finish tied for 19th. Fellow sophomore Ross McGowan finished one stroke back at 70-72-75--217 to finish 23rd-t.
Senior co-captain Ian Parnaby shot a 73-75-71--219 to finish tied for 35th, while sophomore John-Scott Rattan finished tied for 41st with scores of 73-73-74--220. Sophomore Brandon Skeen rounded out the Vol contingent with a 79-74-72--225 to finish 68th-t.
The UCLA Bruins, ranked eighth nationally, captured the tournament title with a 289-277-279--845. California finished seven strokes back in second with scores of 286-286-280--852. Oklahoma (862) finished third, while Arizona State and Stanford finished tied for fourth with scores of 865. Finishes from teams ranked in the Golfweek Top 25 include No. 16 Pepperdine (866) tied for sixth and No. 20 Washington (871) in 10th.
Steven Conway of UCLA made it a sweep for the Bruins by taking top individual honors. Conway shot a 73-66-68--207 to finish one stroke better than Peter Tomasulo of California who had a 70-72-66--208.
The 25th-ranked Vols will next be in action March 10-11 at the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Florida.