Bruins Fall to Fifth after Second Round in Georgia

April 6, 2009

The UCLA men's golf team fell from second place to fifth after the second round at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, hosted by Georgia Tech at The Golf Club of Georgia Monday afternoon.

The Bruins posted a team score of 305 (+13) and were 10 shots (589, +13) behind Stanford, which took the 36-hole lead after the second round with a score of 290 (+2). The Cardinal's two-round total was 579 (+3). Texas A&M was second at 583 (+7), followed by Washington at 585 (+9) and Georgia at 587 (+11).

Individually for the Bruins, senior Erik Flores was tied for first place at five-under par 139. Even par through 16 holes on Monday, Flores bogeyed the last two holes to lose a two-shot lead he held over Alabama's Bud Cauley. Freshman Gregor Main was tied for 38th at 150 (+6) after posting a 73 (+1) in the second round. Freshman Mauricio Azcue and sophomore Connor Driscoll each carded scores of 79 (+7). Driscoll was tied for 51st at 154 (+10) and Azcue was tied for 42nd at 152 (+8). Sophomore Philip Francis was tied for 47th at 153 (+9) following a score of 82 (+10), the worst round of his UCLA career.

The final round continues on Tuesday.

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