UCLA Wins Gifford Collegiate Championship

Nov. 10, 2010

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The top-ranked UCLA men's golf team made up 11 shots on the final day to win by 13 strokes at the Sixth Annual Gifford Collegiate Championship Wednesday at the CordeValle Resort in San Martin, Calif.

The Bruins posted a tournament-best team score of 347 (-8) for a 54-hole total of 1,074 (+9). Second round leader Stanford ballooned to 371 (+16) and finished at 1,087 (+22). Northwestern placed third at 1,099 (+34), followed by fourth place USC and Washington at 1,104 (+39).

Freshman Patrick Cantlay led wire-to-wire for the Bruins, posting a three-round total of 207 (-6), including a score of 71 (E) on Wednesday. Cantlay outlasted several players, including 2007 Gifford champion Sihwan Kim, but he eventually placed 6th at even par. Cantlay becomes the third individual champion for the Bruins this fall, joining sophomores Pontus Widegren (Fall Preview) and Mario Clemens (Cal Poly Invitational).

Low scoring honors for the day went to sophomore Pedro Figueiredo who was 17-over par entering the round. After firing a 66 (-5) in the final round he climbed 35 spots up the leader board into a tie for 38th at 12-over 225. Figueiredo birdied his last four holes to give the Bruins the winning edge.

The Bruins welcomed two other under par rounds on Wednesday from junior Gregor Main and sophomore Mario Clemens. Main posted a two-under par 69 and tied for seventh place at 215 (+2), an improvement of six spots, and Clemens carded a one-under par score of 70 and tied for 11th at 217 (+11). Sophomore Pontus Widegren, who was five-under par at one point on Wednesday, posted a 71 (E) and tied for 20th at 221 (+8). Senior Connor Driscoll tied for 44th place at 226 (+13)

Three UCLA players also competed as individuals. Junior Alex Shi Yup Kim tied for 18th at 220 (+7) after posting a 74 (+3); freshman Anton Arboleda tied for 26th place at 223 (+10) after carding a final round score of 73 (+2) and sophomore Bobby Lange tied for 56th at 230 (+15) following a score of 75 (+4).

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EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 26
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Story
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Story
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
8th (+30, 894)
Monday, Feb 29
vs. TMC Spring ...
Santa Clarita, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. TMC Spring ...
Santa Clarita, CA
Story
Monday, Mar 07
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Story
Tuesday, Mar 08
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Story
Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
15th (+60, 924)
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Story
Friday, Mar 25
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Story
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
T-14th (+31, 871)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Story
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Story
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
9th (+39, 1,089)
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Story
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Story
Sunday, May 01
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
8th (+45, 1,465)
Monday, May 16
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Story
Tuesday, May 17
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Story
Wednesday, May 18
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
10th (+12, 876)
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS