May 20, 2011
San Diego, CA -
The No. 2/No. 4 (Golfstat/Golfweek) ranked UCLA men's golf team shot a second round 285 (-3) to remain in second place at the NCAA West Regional in San Diego. Individually, freshman Patrick Cantlay shot a second round 67 (-5) to move to the top of the leaderboard.
With their 285 (-3), the Bruins cut their deficit to leaders USC to four strokes after the Trojans posted a second round 290 (+2). UCLA currently has an overall score of 572 (-4) while USC has a total of 568 (-8). Ohio State shot the low round of the day by posting a 279 (-9) and is in third place at 579 (+3). SMU is currently in fourth place at 583 (+7) while San Diego and Texas tied for fifth at 584 (+8).
"We are pleased with our play today," Head Coach Derek Freeman said. "We were very loose and playing very well. With the tough conditions with wind and firm greens we had the opportunity to separate ourselves. We are very excited about tomorrow because today's round will give us the momentum."
As mentioned before, freshman Patrick Cantlay followed up his 69 (-3) yesterday by posting a 67 (-5) to finish the day as the round two leader. Cantlay now has an astounding 15 rounds under 70 on the year and currently leads second place Steve Lim of USC by three strokes. Patrick also capped his day off in style as he eagled the 18th and final hole to post a four-under par on the back nine.
The 18th hole was very kind to rest of the Bruins as well. Sophomore Pontus Widegren shot a 75 (+3) for his round after he also eagled the 18th hole, putting him in a tie for 27th at 146 (+2). Juniors Gregor Main and Alex Shi Yup Kim finished strong after they each birdied the 18th hole and finished in a tie for 33rd place at 147 (+3). Kim posted a 74 (+2) for his round while Main posted a 72 (E). Finally, sophomore Pedro Figueiredo also posted a 72 (E) for his round after he birdied the 18th hole and along with Widegren is tied for 27th at 146 (+2).
For complete results from round two, click here.