May 18, 2013
The third-ranked UCLA men's golf team won the Tempe Regional Saturday and will advance to the NCAA Championship for the 11th straight season.
In the final round, the Bruins posted a team score of 269 (-11) and finished with a 54-hole score of 810 (-30). The victory was the Bruins' fifth overall regional title and their third in six years under Coach Derek Freeman.
Also advancing from Tempe were Georgia and Central Florida, which tied for second place at 827 (-13), followed by Texas A&M at 829 (-11). Securing the fifth spot was host Arizona State at 832 (-8).
In all, five Pac-12 teams will advance to the national championship tournament, led by top-ranked Cal, which won the Pullman Regional at 43-under par. USC finished fourth at that regional and the University of Washington advanced out of the Tallahassee Regional by finishing second.
Individually, the Bruins got a solid final round performance from freshman Jonathan Garrick, who tied for second place at 202 (-8) following a round of 64 (-6). After an outward nine in which he was one-under par, Garrick played the inward nine in five-under, making four consecutive birdies on holes 11-14 and another at the 17th.
Tied for fourth place at seven-under par 203 were junior Anton Arboleda and senior Pedro Figueiredo. Arboleda fired a final round 67 (-3) and Figueiredo posted a score of 68 (-2). Senior Pontus Widegren tied for 10th at four-under par 206 following his round of 70 (E) and third-year sophomore Manav Shah tied for 23rd at 210 (E) after signing for a 71 (+1).
Central Florida's Greg Eason won medalist honors at 198 (-12) after his round of 70 (E).
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