Feb. 13, 2011
Newport Beach, CA -
Senior Connor Driscoll posted a three-under par 67 as the No. 2 ranked UCLA men's golf team finished the first round of the Battle at the Beach Tournament tied for 5th place.
The Bruins recorded an overall score of 353 (+3) and trail leaders San Diego, who posted a score of 348 (-2), by five strokes. The Toreros hold a two stroke lead over second place Augusta State, who put up a score of 350 (E). Arizona State and Washington tied for third by posting a 351 (+1).
Driscoll shot the low score of the day for UCLA with his aforementioned 67 (-3) and finished tied for third place after round one. Freshman Patrick Cantlay was right behind him with a two-under 68, putting him in a tie for fifth place just three shots off the lead. Freshman Anton Arboleda, whose score did not count towards the team score since he competed as an individual, finished tied for 11th place after shooting a 69 (-1), which put him four shots back of the leader.
As for the rest of the Bruins, junior Gregor Main shot a 71 (+1) to end the day tied for 28th place while sophomore Pontus Widegren shot a 73 (+3), good for a tie for 43rd. Sophomore Mario Clemens posted a 74 (+4), which put him in a tie for 51st while junior Alex Shi Yup Kim finished in 81st after shooting an 82 (+12). Sophomore Bobby Lange competed as an individual and ended up tied for 77th place after posting an 80 (+10).
Kenneth McCready of San Diego was the round one leader with a score of 65 (-5).
For complete results from round one, click here.