Bruins Take Home Battle at the Beach Title

Feb. 15, 2011

Newport Beach, CA -

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Freshman Patrick Cantlay secured a runner-up finish while senior Connor Driscoll tied for third as both golfers led the No. 2 ranked UCLA men's golf team to the Battle at the Beach title for the second consecutive year.

The Bruins recorded a final round 351 (+1) to finish the tournament at 1057 (+7). They won by six strokes over second place San Diego who finished with an overall score of 1063 (+13). This is UCLA's second team title of the season and Coach Derek Freeman's tenth tournament victory as head coach of the Bruins. This is also the Bruins' second straight Battle at the Beach win, with no other team having won the tournament since it began last year.

Individually, Cantlay fired a final round 68 (-2) to take home second place with a 205 (-5). He is also the only player in the entire field to post three rounds under par for the tournament. Patrick has now recorded back-to-back runner-up finishes after he placed second at the Amer Ani Invitational in Hawaii. Driscoll shot a one-over par 71 for his final round to finish in a tie for third at 206 (-4), which is also a career best finish for the senior. Cantlay finished two strokes and Driscoll finished three behind winner Kenneth McCready of San Diego, who posted an overall score of 203 (-7) to take home medalist honors.

Sophomore Pontus Widegren finished in a tie for 17th after putting up an overall score of 215 (+5) while sophomore Mario Clemens tied for 23rd with a score of 216 (+6). Junior Gregor Main posted a score of 222 (+12) to end up tied for 50th while junior Alex Shi Yup Kim shot a final round 69 (-1) to finish tied for 66th at +17.

Two Bruins competed as individuals in the tournament as well. Freshman Anton Arboleda tied for 14th place after posting a tournament score of 214 (+4) while sophomore Bobby Lange finished in 79th place with a total of 239 (+29).

The Bruins will be back out on the course from Monday, February 28th, to Tuesday, March 1st at the USC Invitational in Westlake Village, CA.

For complete results from the Battle at the Beach, click here.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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