Bruins Begin Busy Week at Duck Invitational
EUGENE, Ore. - The Bruins play the first of two tournaments next week, starting on Monday at the Duck Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole tournament will be played at the Eugene Country Club's par-71, 7,039-yard layout.
The starting fivesome for the Bruins will be seniors Devon Bling and Eddy Lai, junior Bryan Wiyang Teoh, sophomore Mason Greene and freshman Ty Griggs. Monday's action will be 36 holes, and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., with Teoh and Bling starting on the first hole, Lai on the second, Griggs on the third and Greene on the fourth. Live scoring will be available here.
Joining the Bruins and host Oregon in the 15-team field are Boise State, Cal Poly, Dixie State, Gonzaga, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana-Monroe, Oregon State, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Seattle, South Dakota State and Washington.
UCLA is coming off a team victory at the Lamkin San Diego Classic (March 8-10, +4, 868), winning by six shots. The Bruins have improved a lot since their opening two tournaments when they finished 24th at The Prestige (Feb. 15-17) and tied for eighth at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (Feb. 19-21). UCLA has finished at par or better in four of its last six rounds.
Bling is coming off his third collegiate victory at the Lamkin San Diego Classic. He won by one shot, finishing at 4-under 212 after opening the tournament with a 4-under 68 and a 3-under 69. Bling also placed third at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (-7, 209) and tied for 12th at The Prestige (+1, 214). The senior has been under par in five of his nine rounds, including four in the 60s. He opened the Desert Intercollegiate with a 3-under 69 and closed with a 4-under 68.
Teoh has a pair of Top 20s in three events this season, tying for eighth at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (-3, 213) and tying for 17th at the Lamkin Classic (+3, 219). He was under par in both of his opening rounds in those two tournaments, shooting a 4-under 68 at the Wyoming Intercollegiate and a 2-under 70 at the San Diego Classic.
Lai made his season debut at the Lamkin San Diego Classic, shooting a 4-under 68 in round two and tying for 17th (+3, 219).
Greene will join Bling and Teoh as the only Bruins to have played in all four tournaments this season. The sophomore is coming off a T-23 showing at the Lamkin San Diego Classic (+5, 221), where he closed with a 2-under 70. He has steadily improved in each of his rounds at all three events, combining for a score of 1-over 216 in his three final rounds.
Griggs competed at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (T-78, +13, 229) and The Prestige (119th, +23, 236).