Sept. 28, 2010
The nationally ranked UCLA men's golf team captured second place and sophomore Pontus Widegren recorded his first collegiate victory Tuesday at the Fall Preview, hosted by Oklahoma State at Karsten Creek Golf Course.
The Bruins were seven over par (295) in the final round and finished with a 54-hole score of 882 (+18). They were just four strokes behind Oklahoma State (878, +14) playing on its home course. Georgia fell to third place at 883 (+19), followed by Texas A&M and Augusta State in a tie for fourth at 887 (+23).
Widegren grabbed his first collegiate title by firing a 69 (-3) in the final round to finish at 214 (-2). He won by two shots over Georgia's Hudson Swafford and Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein who finished at even par 216.
Widegren recorded five birdies and two bogeys on the day. A birdie at the 15th hole moved him to four-under par for the day, but he bogeyed the 17th, made par at the 18th and signed for a 69. He became UCLA's first outright individual champion since Kevin Chappell won the 2008 NCAA Championship. He joins John Poucher as the only other UCLA player to win the Fall Preview.
Junior Gregor Main and freshman Patrick Cantlay each finished in a tie for 21st at 224 (+8). Cantlay climbed five spots on the leader board after posting a score of 74 (+2); Main fell 12 spots after carding a 77 (+5). Junior Alex Shi Yup Kim tied for 33rd at 228 (+12) following a 79 (+7) and sophomore Pedro Figueiredo placed 37th with a three-round total of 229 (+13) following a final round 75 (+3).
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