Bruins Finish Eighth at Pac-10 Championships
April 28, 2010
The fourth-ranked UCLA men's golf team tumbled to an eighth place finish Wednesday at the 51st Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship, hosted by Arizona State at the Karsten Golf Course.
With temperatures in the 90s and winds gusting more than 20 mph, the Bruins lost 15 strokes to par in the final round and recorded their lowest conference finish in a decade.
UCLA posted a final round score of 370 (+15) for a 72-hole total of 1,414 (-6). Washington won its second straight Pac-10 title, overtaking top-ranked Stanford for first place. The Huskies shot a combined 37-under par 1,383, including 353 (-2) on Wednesday, while the Cardinal stumbled home with a final round score of 363 (+8) and a four-round score of 1,386 (-34). USC captured third place at 24-under 1,396, followed by Arizona State at 1,401 (-19). Oregon State took fifth at 1,407 (-13), beating Oregon and California, which tied for sixth at 1,409 (-11). Arizona was ninth at 1,421 (+1) and Washington State finished 10th at 1,438 (+18).
On a positive note, UCLA's Gregor Main tied for fourth place individually with a 72-hole score of 273 (-11), following a final round of 72 (+1). The low score of the day belonged to freshman Mario Clemens, who posted an even par 71 to tie for 26th place at 283 (-1). Freshman Pontus Widegren tied for 20th at 282 (-2) following a round of 75 (+4) on Wednesday. Sophomore Alex Shi Yup Kim also posted a 75 (+4) and tied for 36th at 286 (+2). Following a final round 79 (+8), freshman Pedro Figueiredo finished 50th at 293 (+9). Junior Connor Driscoll tied for 56th at 298 (+14) following his round of 77 (+6).
Cal's Eric Mina won Pac-10 medalist honors with a 72-hole score of 268 (-16) following a final round of 68 (-3).
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