The dual birdies gave the Bruins sole possession of fifth place by two shots and enabled them to survive the cut at 869 (+5). UCLA was tied with TCU on the final hole before Arboleda and Chan made their clutch putts.
Top-seeded Georgia won the regional with a three-round total of 853 (-11), followed by Georgia State t 866 (+2). Vanderbilt placed third at 867 (+3) and SMU was fourth at 868 (+4). TCU was sixth at 871 (+7).
Overall, six of the eight Pac-12 teams that earned NCAA Regional berths advance to the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, May 26-30 at Prarie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan.
Individually for the Bruins, sophomore Jonathan Garrick tied for 12th place at even par 216 following a score of 73 (+1) in the final round. Chan’s birdie at the 18th gave him a 74 (+2) and he tied for 19th at 218 (+2). Arboleda and junior Preston Valder tied for 25th place at 220 (+4) and each player posted a 72 (E). Junior Matt Pinizzotto had the drop score of 79 (+7) and tied for 52nd at 225 (+9).
All was not lost for TCU, however, as Julien Brun advanced as an individual by winning the tournament with a score of 206 (-10). He posted a final round score of 72 (E) on Saturday.
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