May 30, 2013
UCLA finished 26th at the NCAA Men's Golf Championship Thursday at the Crabapple Course near Atlanta, GA.
The Bruins posted a team score of 288 (+8) for a three-round total of 858 (+18).
Cal placed first in the stroke play portion of the tournament with a score of 824 (-16), followed by host Georgia Tech at 830 (-10). Alabama and Texas finished at seven-under par 833 and tied for third place. Illinois placed fifth at 835 (-5). New Mexico, UNLV and Arizona State tied for sixth. Those eight teams will advance to the match play draw, which begins on Friday.
Individually for the Bruins, senior Pontus Widegren took top honors, tying for 49th place at 212 (+2) after his second straight round of even par 70. Senior Pedro Figueiredo and freshman Jonathan Garrick tied for 69th place at four-over par 214. Figueiredo posted a score of 75 (+5) and Garrick had a 70 (E). Junior Anton Arboleda and sophomore Manav Shah tied for 128th at 220 (+10). Shah carded a score of 73 (+1) and Arboleda signed for a 75 (+5).
Cal's Max Homa, the 2013 Pac-12 individual champion, won medalist honors, firing a 66 (-4) in the final round and finished with a three-round total of nine-under 201.
In other news. seven Bruins earned selections to the 2013 Pac-12 All-Academic Team. Figueiredo was a first team selection with a 3.61 cumulative grade point average in Economics. Widegren, Arboleda, Shah, and sophomores Jay Hwang, Matt Pinizzotto and Preston Valder were all honorable mention selections.
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