Men's Golf Begins Play at Tempe Regional

May 15, 2013

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The third-ranked UCLA men's golf team, winners of two stroke play tournaments and one match play event in 2012-13, begins play Thursday as the top seed in the Tempe Regional at the Karsten Course on the Arizona State campus. The Bruins will tee off at 7 a.m.

UCLA enters the Tempe Regional as the No.1 seed for the fourth consecutive year. The Bruins are also looking to extend their school record of 10 consecutive NCAA Championship berths. In the last decade in regional competition, the Bruins have captured four titles, recorded seven podium results and produced three individual champions (Travis Johnson, 2004; Kevin Chappell, 2006 and Patrick Cantlay, 2011).

Under Coach Derek Freeman since 2008, the Bruins have recorded four straight podium finishes and five consecutive Top 5 results, won regional team titles in 2009 and 2011 and produced an individual titlist in Cantlay. Last season, the Bruins finished second in the Bowling Green Regional and Pedro Figueiredo was the individual runner-up.

The UCLA lineup will include seniors Pontus Widegren and Figueiredo, junior Anton Arboleda, third-year sophomore Manav Shah and freshman Jonathan Garrick.

The Pac-12 Conference earned three No. 1 seeds in the six regionals. Top-ranked California, the Pac-12 champion, is the No. 1 seed in the Pullman Region (Palouse Ridge Golf Club), UCLA earned the No. 1 seed in the Tempe Region, while Washington claimed the No.1 seed at the Tallahassee Region (Golden Eagle Country Club).

Other Pac-12 teams selected for the NCAA Regional competition include Stanford (No. 2 seed in the Columbus Region - The Ohio Sate Scarlet Course), USC (No. 3 seed in the Pullman Region), Oregon (No. 8 seed in the Tallahassee Region), Oregon State (No. 9 seed in the Tallahassee Region), Colorado (No. 10 seed in the Fayetteville Region - The Blessings Golf Club), Arizona (No. 11 seed in the Tempe Region) and Arizona State.

The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals, which will be held May 28-June 2, at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga.

In men's golf, the Pac-12 Conference has claimed 14 NCAA team titles and produced 15 NCAA individual champions. Since 2003, Pac-12 schools have captured three team championships (2004 - California; 2007 - Stanford; 2008 - UCLA) and produced four individual champions (2003 - Alejandro Canizares, ASU; 2005 - James Lepp, Washington; 2007 - Jamie Lovemark, USC; 2008 - Kevin Chappell, UCLA).

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EVENT INFORMATION
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Thursday, Feb 04
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
Story
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
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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