May 29, 2013
UCLA was tied for 21st place after 36 holes Wednesday at the NCAA Men's Golf Championship at the Crabapple Golf Course in Woodstock, GA.
The Bruins improved their first round score by eight shots, posting a one-over par mark of 281 for a 36-hole score of 570 (+10). Host Georgia Tech assumed the second round lead with its second straight score of 274 (-6) for a total of 548 (-12). Top-ranked Cal was one stroke back at 549 (-11), followed by Texas at 550 (-10) and fourth place Alabama at 551 (-9). Arkansas and Illinois were tied for fifth at 557 (-3). Arizona State, the first round leader, was seventh at 558 (-2) and Texas A & M was eighth at 560 (E).
The top eight teams following tomorrow's round will advance to the match play draw, which begins Friday.
Individually, senior Pedro Figueiredo led the Bruins on Wednesday with a round of 67 (-3). Figueiredo made six birdies, a bogey and one double bogey to post the Bruins' only sub-par round of the tournament. He was tied for 30th at one-under par 139.
Senior Pontus Widegren was tied for 58th place at two-over par 142 following an even par round of 70. Tied for 88th place was freshman Jonathan Garrick at 144 (+4) after a round of 71 (+1). Junior Anton Arboleda was tied for 97th place at 145 (+5) following a round of 73 (+3) and third-year sophomore Manav Shah was tied for 128th at 147 (+7) after his round of 74 (+4).
The Bruins will tee off at 7:30 a.m. (ET) on Thursday.
In other news, the Golf Coaches Assn. of America announced Wednesday the six finalists for the Dave Williams Award, given to the Division I men's golf coach of the year. The finalists are: Steve Desimone, California; Derek Freeman, UCLA; Mark Leroux, Missouri; Glen Millican, New Mexico; Herb Page, Kent State and Jay Seawell, Alabama.
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