Bruins Climb to Fourth at East Regional

May 21, 2010

The top-seeded UCLA men's golf team climbed three spots up the leader board after Friday's second round at the NCAA East Regional, hosted by The Course at Yale in New Haven, CT.

The Bruins posted a team score of 281 (+1) and were in fourth place at 563 (+3) after 36 holes. Texas and Kent State were tied for first at 555 (-5), followed by Penn State in third place at 560 (E). Virginia was fifth at 565 (+5).

Following Saturday's final round, the top five teams will advance to the 113th NCAA Men's Golf Championship in Tennessee, June 1-6.

Individually, the Bruins were much more consistent in the second round. Three players -- sophomore Alex Shi Yup Kim and freshmen Mario Clemens and Pedro Figueiredo -- posted even par scores of 70, while sophomore Gregor Main added a 71 (+1). The throw-out score of 73 (+3) belonged to freshman Pontus Widegren.

Kim was tied for sixth at 137 (-3) and trailed the leader -- East Tennessee's Rhys Enoch -- by four shots entering the final round. Clemens was tied for 19th at 141 (+1). Figueiredo was tied for 28th at 142 (+2) and Main was tied for 34th at 143 (+3). Widegren was tied for 48th at 145 (+5).

The Bruins will tee off Saturday at 7:50 a.m. EDT from the first tee.

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