Bruins Tied for Sixth after Round One in Gifford Collegiate Championship

Nov. 9, 2009

Unranked Duke University took the first round lead Monday at the fifth annual Gifford Collegiate Championship at CordeValle Country Club in San Martin, Calif.

The Blue Devils fired a score of 10-under par 350 in the six-count-five format and held a two-stroke lead over Lamar and top-ranked Oklahoma State at 352 (-8). Host UCLA was tied for sixth place with No. 11 Augusta State at 356 (-4). Early first-round leader USC fell back to fourth place at 353 (-7), followed by second-ranked Stanford at six-under 354. Half of the 14-team field was under par after the opening round.

Individually, the Bruins' Pedro Figueiredo was the first round leader along with Augusta State's Taylor Floyd at five-under par 67. Six players were tied for the runner-up spot at 68 (-4), including Lamar's MJ Daffue, Stanford's Sihwan Kim, Duke's Matthew Pierce and Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlien.

Figueiredo, a freshman, was one-over par after five holes before playing the rest of his round in six-under par. He managed three birdies on his last four holes on the outward nine. On the inward side, he made three straight birdies on holes 5-7 (his 14th-16th holes), before a bogey at his 17th gave him a two-under 34.

Sophomores Gregor Main and Alex Shi Yup Kim and freshman Pontus Widegren were all tied for 32nd at even par 72. Freshman Mario Clemens posted a 73 (+1) and was tied for 41st. Freshman Bobby Lange's score of 78 (+6) was not used, but he was tied for 77th.

UCLA's Beau Schoolcraft, playing as an individual, posted a two-over par 74 and was tied for 50th place.

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