Golfers Second; Seven Back at Southern Highlands

March 13, 2010

The 12th-ranked UCLA men's golf team remained in second place at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, although the Bruins' deficit has increased.

Down two strokes in second place after yesterday's opening round, the Bruins found themselves runners-up (600, +24) on Saturday after the second round by seven shots to host UNLV (593, +17). The Rebels managed to play in the high winds better than any other team, posting a seven-over par team score of 297 (+8), while every other contender couldn't crack the 300 barrier. The Bruins carded a team score of 308 (+18).

Texas A & M was third at 602 (+26), followed by USC in fourth place at 603 (+27). Arizona State and Texas Tech were tied for fifth at 608 (+32).

Individually for the Bruins sophomore Gregor Main was tied for fourth at 147 (+3) after carding a 77 (+5). Sophomore Alex Shi Yup Kim posted a 76 (+4) and was tied for 10th at 149 (+5). Freshman Pedro Figueiredo was tied for 19th at 151 (+7) after carding a 75 (+3). Figueiredo was two-under on the outward nine before playing the inward nine in five-over par 41. Freshman Pontus Widegren shot a 78 (+6) and was tied for 36 at 155 (+11). Junior Connor Driscoll was tied for 46th at 157 (+13).

Arizona State's Jesper Kennegard and USC's T.J. Vogel were tied for first place at one-under par 143 after 36 holes. Both players posted even par rounds of 72 on Saturday.

Final round action continues Sunday.

For more complete results, click here.

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