Bruins Fall to Duke in NCAA Championship Match Play Quarterfinals

June 3, 2011

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The No. 2/No. 4 (Golfstat/Golfweek) ranked UCLA men's golf team saw its season come to an end on Friday, as they were defeated 3-1-1 by the Duke Blue Devils in the first round of match play at the NCAA Championship.

The Bruins entered the match play stage of the NCAA Championship as the number one seed, but fell behind early in three of the five matches and just could not overcome the deficit. Duke will move on to the match play semifinals to face 5th-seeded Georgia.

National Freshman of the Year Patrick Cantlay, playing in the No. 1 slot, was the only Bruin leading his match when Duke won its third match of the day, thus ending the remaining matches. Cantlay was 2 up on Duke's Brinson Paolini through 15 holes when his match was called. The two decided to finish out the hole though and Patrick went on to win the match 1 up.

Sophomore Pedro Figueiredo, playing in the No. 4 slot, was 2 down with 3 holes to play to Julian Suri, but battled back to tie the match up after the 17th hole. The Bruins had already lost to Duke when the two players came up the 18th fairway, but like Cantlay and Paolini, Figueiredo and Suri decided to finish the 18th hole and finished their match all square.

Junior Alex Shi Yup Kim was in the No. 5 slot and fell to Duke's Austin Cody 3 & 2. Sophomore Pontus Widegren fell behind early to Tim Gornik and could not overcome the early deficit, eventually falling 6 & 5. Finally, junior Gregor Main fought hard against Duke's Wes Roach, but he was defeated 3 & 1, thus sealing UCLA's fate.

For complete results from the match play quarterfinals, click here.


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Thursday, Feb 04
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
Story
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
2nd (-27, 837)
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
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vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Monday, May 16 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Tuesday, May 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Wednesday, May 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Friday, May 27 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Saturday, May 28 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Monday, May 30 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Tuesday, May 31 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Wednesday, Jun 01 - 2:10 PM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
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