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Menís Golf Travels to Arizona for Pac-12 Championship
By: UCLA Athletics
LOS ANGELES, CA -- The 14th-ranked UCLA men’s golf team travels to Marana, AZ for the 54th Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championship, hosted by Arizona at the Gallery Golf Club.

The Bruins, winners of the Redhawk Invitational three weeks ago, are seeking their sixth overall conference title and first since 2006. In the last seven years since the Bruins captured the conference championship, they have recorded three runner-up finishes. Cal is the two-time defending Pac-12 champion entering this weekend’s tournament.

Head Coach Derek Freeman has announced the following lineup for the Pac-12 Championship: senior Anton Arboleda, juniors Matt Pinizzotto and Preston Valder, and sophomores Lorens Chan, Jonathan Garrick and Jake Knapp.

Garrick and Chan are the Bruins’ top-ranked players entering the championship. Garrick is ranked 36th nationally by GolfStat, and leads the team in scoring average at 70.9. In 30 rounds this season, he is nine-under par and has completed three of his last four starts under par. He also leads the team with 14 rounds under par and 11 rounds under 70. At last year’s Pac-12 Championship, he tied for fifth place.

Chan, ranked 65th, is second on the team with a scoring average of 71.3. In 30 rounds, he is just two-over par and last week tied for third place at the Purdue Boilermaker Invitational (211, -5). He has posted a dozen rounds under par and eight rounds under 70.

Valder is the only player in the lineup with an individual victory this season. In October, he won the CS San Marcos Fall Classic (205, -11) for his first collegiate win. His scoring average is 71.9 in five starts.

Arboleda will be competing in his fourth consecutive conference championship, and he boasts three Top 15 results. Last season he tied for third, leading the Bruins to a runner-up finish. In 27 rounds this season, he is averaging 72.7 with seven rounds under par, five under 70.

Knapp and Pinizzotto will be competing in their first Pac-12 Championship. In six starts, Knapp is averaging 72.7 with an impressive fourth place finish at Chambers Bay (207, -4). In eight starts, Pinizzotto is averaging 72.8 with seven rounds under par.

The Gallery Golf Club will play to a par of 72 over 7,349 yards. The Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championship is a 72-hole tournament over three days (Apr. 25-27) featuring six-count-five scoring. On Fri., Apr. 25, teams will play 36 holes from the 1st and 10th tees.

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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
Sunday, May 01
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
8th (+45, 1,465)
Monday, May 16 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Tuesday, May 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Wednesday, May 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS