Bruins in First after 2 Rounds

April 14, 2013

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The No. 5-ranked UCLA Men's Golf Team closed well after the first day of the Transamerica Western Collegiate, as the Bruins finished in first after 36 holes. The Bruins were up by eight strokes after the first round at 341 (-9), and maintained their lead in the second by shooting 361(+11), tied with #1 California for the best score of the second 18. That left the Bruins alone atop the leaderboard at 702 (+2) overall, and in position to capture a tournament featuring a number of highly ranked conference foes.

The UCLA team of six, dropping one score per round, played admirably across the board through the first 18. Seniors Pedro Figueiredo and Pontus Widegren were together outstanding, as Figueiredo shot 65 (-5) to lead the Bruins and Widegren followed closely behind at 66 (-4). Freshman Jonathan Garrick notched a 68 (-2), and sophomore Manav Shah and junior Anton Arboleda each notched a 71(+1). Matt Pinizzotto rounded out the first round scoring with a solid 72 (+2). Individuals Lorens Chan and Jay Hwang also had strong showings, shooting 70 (E) apiece.

Consecutive rounds are usually difficult, however, and the Western Collegiate's second set of 18 proved to be no exception. But even though the Bruins' score of 361 (+11) was 20 strokes higher than their previous effort, it would tie #1 Cal for the best tally of the round. This time Pontus Widegren took the reigns for UCLA, shooting 69 (-1) to lead the Bruins and finish the day atop the Individual leaderboard. Jonathan Garrick shot a 78 (+8) and Matt Pinizzotto shot an 80 (+10). The Bruin individuals played a solid round, as Lorens Chan shot a 67 (-3) and Jay Hwang carded a 70 (E).

The two rounds leave UCLA in prime position to take the tournament, but the Bruins will have to be careful to maintain their groove and avoid underestimating some talented opponents. Tee times for Sunday can be found here.


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 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Apr 29 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, May 01 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS