Bruins Make It Eight Straight with Round of Seven-Under

May 22, 2010

No.1-seeded UCLA advanced to the NCAA Men's Golf Championship for the eighth consecutive season after capturing third place at the NCAA East Regional, hosted by the Course at Yale in New Haven, CT.

The Bruins posted the best score of the final round -- a seven-under par 273. UCLA's 54-hole total of 836 (-4) trailed co-champions Texas and Kent State by one stroke. Penn State was fourth at 837 (-3) and Virginia finished fifth at 843 (+3). The top five teams advanced to the national championship tournament in Tennessee, June 1-6.

Individually, sophomore Gregor Main led the Bruins with a score of 66 (-4) in the final round. He tied for 16th at 209 (-1). Sophomore Alex Shi Yup Kim and freshman Mario Clemens tied for eighth at two-under par 208. Clemens fired a final round score of 67 (-3) and Kim carded a one-over par 71. Freshman Pontus Widegren posted a score of 69 (-1) in the final round and tied for 36th at 214 (+4). Freshman Pedro Figueiredo tied for 53rd at 218 (+8) following Saturday's round of 76 (+6).

Penn State's T.J. Howe and East Tennessee State's Rhys Enoch tied for the individual title at 203 (-7). Enoch will advance as one of six individual qualifiers after posting a final round score of 70 (E). Howe will advance with his team after firing a 66 (-4) on Saturday.

In addition to UCLA, seven teams from the Pac-10 Conference advanced: Stanford, Arizona State, Oregon, Cal, Washington, USC and Oregon State.

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