Bruins Travel to Reno for Wolf Pack Classic
The UCLA men's golf team will compete in its second of three fall tournaments when it heads to the Wolf Pack Classic hosted by the Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno, Nev. Wolf Pack Classic results will be available online at Golfstat.com.
The two-day, 54-hole stroke play event begins Monday, Oct.11, with 36 holes and ends Tuesday, Oct. 12, with one more round of 18. The tournament includes three of the nation's Top 50 men's golf programs (BYU 38, UC Davis 39, Nevada 44).
The Bruins are ranked 59th in Golfweek's latest rankings (Oct. 6).
The starting five for UCLA will include graduates Devon Bling and Eddy Lai, redshirt sophomore Alvaro Muller-Baumgart Lucena, senior Sean Maruyama and freshman Omar Morales. Maruyama will be competing for the first time since the 2019-20 season while Morales will be making his collegiate debut.
Joining the Bruins in the 14-team field are Nevada, Air Force, BYU, Fresno State, LMU, Long Beach State, New Mexico, Saint Mary's, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose State, UC Davis and UNLV.
UCLA competed at the Wolf Pack Classic in 1983 and 1992 and earned tournament victories at the event. Program alumnus Justin Hicks took home the individual title in 1992 as well. This is the first Wolf Pack Classic event since its discontinuation in 2010.
Last Time Out at the Blessings
The Bruins placed ninth at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 4-6) with a team score of 15-over 879. Graduate Bling was the Bruins' top finisher in the tournament with a 3-over 219, tied for 20th. Bling shot a two-under 70 with five birdies in his opening round to place three strokes behind the individual leader Luke Long from Arkansas (-5, 67).
Senior Bryan Teoh tied for 25th at 5-over 221 after shooting a pair of even-par 72s in his first tournament of the season. Graduate Eddie Lai finished a stroke behind Teoh at 6-over 222. Sophomore Alvaro Muller Baumgart Lucena recorded his best round of the tournament on day three with a 1-over 73 featuring four birdies on the front nine. Lucena placed tied for 32nd in the field at 7-over 223.Freshman Pablo Ereño Perez finished 12-over 228.