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UCLA Returns to Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational

Oct 20, 2021
Eddy Lai will be defending his individual title at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational in 2019.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The UCLA men's golf team will return to its 14th-straight Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational this weekend to close out its fall season. The three-day tournament begins Friday, Oct. 22, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 24. The Bruins won the event in 2011 and have finished second in 2007, 2010 and 2012.
 
Live scoring will be available at this link or on UCLABruins.com,
 
Graduate Eddy Lai returns to the Golf Club of Georgia to defend his individual title won in 2019. He hoisted the trophy for his first career victory. Lai posted a 7-under 209 with scores of 69 and 68 in the final two rounds. UCLA placed fifth overall at 8-over 872.
 
The rest of the Bruins' starting fivesome is composed of graduate Devon Bling, seniors Bryan Teoh and Sean Maruyama and freshman Omar Morales. Teoh will be making his first appearance of the season.
 
Bling will be competing for the fourth time of his career at the Golf Club of Georgia and it will be Maruyama's third. Teoh competed on the course once before in 2019 when he posted a 2-over 218 showing, including a 2-under 70 in round one. Bling's best performance came as a sophomore with a 2-under 70 in the final round to finish the tournament 1-over 217. Bling shot a 3-under 69 as a freshman in 2017.
 
Joining the Bruins in the 14-team field is defending NCAA Champion No. 11 Pepperdine and seven other Top 25 teams including No. 4 Stanford, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 13 Wake Forest, No. 16 Tennessee, No. 20 East Tennessee State and No. 22 Virginia. Clemson, Colorado State, Duke, USC, TCU and Wake Forest will also be competing.
 
Last Time Out
The Bruins placed fourth at the Wolf Pack Classic (Oct. 11-12) with a score of 14-over 878. Graduate Devon Bling was UCLA's top finisher, tied for 15th (+1, 217), and senior Sean Maruyama was a stroke behind in 18th place (+2, 218). Bling shot his best 18 holes in round three with five birdies en route to a 1-under 71.
 
Morales recorded his best round of golf on day three as well, holing two birdies in an even-par 72 score.