Golfers Capture Third at CordeValle Collegiate

Nov. 5, 2008

The UCLA men's golf team completed the fourth annual CordeValle Collegiate with an encouraging third place finish on Wednesday.

The Bruins posted the best score of the day, a one-under par 359, and finished third at 1,107 (+27), one stroke behind second place Stanford (1,106, +26). USC captured its first CordeValle Collegiate title with a 54-hole total of 1,080 (E) after posting a final round score of 361 (+1). Washington was fourth at 30-over par 1,110 and Charlotte placed fifth at 1,114 (+34).

Individually for the Bruins, sophomore Philip Francis and senior Erik Flores were a collective 11-under par in the final round. Francis's 66 (-6) and Flores's 67 (-5) were the two lowest rounds of the tournament. Francis made seven birdies, a bogey and 10 pars and Flores made six birdies, a bogey and 11 pars, as each recorded his best round of the season. Francis climbed 27 spots up the leaderboard, finishing in a tie for 10th place at 218 (+2), and Flores placed 14th, an improvement of 23 spots.

Freshman Gregor Main, tied for seventh entering the final round, fell back into 17th place at 221 (+5) after carding a final round score of 77 (+5). Freshmen Beau Schoolcraft and Mauricio Azcue each posted scores of 76 (+4) in the final round. Schoolcraft tied for 25th at 224 (+6) Azcue tied for 37th at 228 (+12). Freshman Alex Kim jumped 10 spots to tie for 51st at 231 (+15) after posting a 74 (+2) in the final round.

Playing as an individual, sophomore Connor Driscoll tied for 21st at 223 (+7) following a 74 (+2) on Wednesday.

Washington's Nick Taylor and USC's Tim Sluiter captured medalist honors at 212 (-4). In the final round, Taylor posted a two-under par 70 and Sluiter carded an even par 72.

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