The 15th-ranked Bruins fired a team score of 271 (-17) and vaulted seven spots up the leader board into a tie for sixth place entering Saturday’s final round. UCLA (554, -22) trails first-place Oklahoma State (548, -28) by six shots. Oregon was second at 550 (-26), followed by third-place Washington at 552 (-24). Auburn and USC were tied for fourth place at 553 (-23).
UCLA’s 17-under par team score was the second best score of the tournament. Georgia Tech moved 11 spots up the leader board with a second round score of 270 (-18). Oklahoma State posted a score of 271 in Monday’s first round.
Individually for the Bruins, sophomore Lorens Chan fired a 65 (-7) on Friday to move into a tie for second place, one shot off the lead. The Honolulu native made nine birdies against two bogeys on Friday. Junior Jay Hwang posted a 67 (-5) in the second round, and was tied for 25th at 139 (-5). Sophomore Jonathan Garrick was tied for 42nd at 141 (-3) following his round of 68 (-4). Matt Pinizzotto was tied for 83rd at 146 (+2) following a round of 71 (-1) and Jake Knapp was tied for 91st at 147 (+5) after carding a 77 (+5).
Stanford’s Cameron Wilson led the field at 132 (-12) after firing a round of 65 (-7) on Friday.