Bruins Finish Up Strong in Oregon
March 11, 2013
The #2-ranked UCLA Men's Golf Team continued to build on their experience Sunday at the Bandon Dunes Championship, as the team of underclassmen improved their score for the second consecutive round. The Bruins, after besting their first round score by seven strokes on day two, continued their progress by shooting 289 (+1) during the final 18. The score left UCLA with a three-day total of 882 (+18), tied for 5th with #14 SMU.
The continued Bruin surge was lead by Matt Pinizzotto, as the sophomore went four under through his final six holes of the afternoon to finish at 67 (-5) and register the lowest score for any Bruin over the course of the tournament. Pinizzotto would finish tied for 6th overall, as fellow sophomore Jay Hwang notched a 73 (+1) and recorded an eagle on hole four to help post his best score of the competition as well. Lorens Chan shot a 74 (+2) and Preston Valder eagled on hole four as well to finish at 75 (+3). Freshman Reilly McMahon recorded birdies on holes three and four to finish strong and card a 76 (+4)
It was an action-packed final day at the Old Macdonald Course of the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, as Colorado held off efforts from Fresno State with a 278 (-10) and #3 Washington at 279 (-9) to with the tourney with a total overall score of 862 (-2). Even though the Bruins finished fifth, it was a valuable experience for the young squad, as the next generation of UCLA golf showed their mettle.
UCLA will be back in action March 25th, as the Bruins compete in the Anteater Invitational in Irvine, CA.
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