Men's Golf Team One Shot Off the Pace

April 5, 2009

Senior Erik Flores led the UCLA men's golf team to second place after the first round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship, hosted by Georgia Tech at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta on Sunday.

The Bruins, behind Flores' first round 65 (-7) raced to second place with a team score of 284 (-4). They trailed only Clemson, which held the opening day lead at 283 (-3). USC was second at 285 (-3), followed by Washington at 287 (-1). Tied for fifth place were Oklahoma State and Stanford at 289 (+1).

Flores's first round score was his best of the season. He made six birdies, an eagle and a bogey on his card. He led USC's Matthew Giles, the nation's top-ranked collegian, by two strokes.

Sophomore Philip Francis posted a 71 (-1) and was tied for 11th place. Freshman Mauricio Azcue was tied for 23rd at 73 (+1), and sophomore Connor Driscoll was tied for 43rd after posting a 75 (+3). Freshman Gregor Main was tied for 63rd after carding a 77 (+5) in the first round. Main also recorded an eagle on his card and made a birdie on his ninth hole, but suffered eight bogeys.

For complete scores and tee times, click here.

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