Bruins Complete 54 Holes in a Tie for 24th

May 28, 2009

The UCLA men's golf team finished 54 holes of stroke play in a tie for 24th place at the 112th NCAA Men's Golf Championship at Inverness Club in Toledo, OH.

With six teams still on the course as darkness fell on Thursday, the Bruins were 31 strokes behind the match play cut. Following 54 holes of stroke play, the top eight teams advanced to match play to compete for the national championship.

In the third round, the defending NCAA champions posted a team score of 299 (+15) that pushed their three-round total to 900 (+48). Texas A&M and Georgia were tied for seventh place at 869 (+17) and, thus, were the final two teams to earn match play invitations.

Fourth-ranked Oklahoma State captured first place at 849 (-3) and earned the top seed in the eight-team bracket. Arizona State finished in second place at 862 (+10), followed by Arkansas, Washington and USC in a tie for third at 865 (+13). Michigan was sixth at 868 (+16).

Individually, freshman Gregor Main led the Bruins with a final round score of 71 (E) and tied for 55th at 221 (+8). Senior Erik Flores tied for 62nd at 222 (+9) following a final round score of 73 (+2). Sophomore Philip Francis tied for 78th at 224 (+11) after carding a score of 77 (+6) on Thursday. Freshman Alex Shi Yup Kim tied for 148th at 235 (+22) and Connor Driscoll tied for 153rd at 237 (+24). Both players posted scores of 78 (+7) in the last round.

North Carolina State's Matt Hill won medalist honors with a six-under par score of 207 after firing a final round score of 69 (-2).

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