UCLA Finishes 6th at Pac-12 Championships
SAMMAMISH, Wash. – The UCLA men's golf team finished sixth (+34, 1,454) at the Pac-12 Championships hosted at Aldarra Golf Club on Wednesday. The tournament marked the Bruins' final competition with head coach Derek Freeman at the helm of the program.
Freshman Pablo Ereño Perez posted the Bruins' best score of the tournament with a 3-over 287 to tie for 18th.
No. 8 Washington won the conference title by three strokes at 2-over 1,422 on the tournament. The Huskies' Noah Woolsey was the tournament medalist, winning by one stroke at 8-under 276.
Ereño Perez shot a 1-over 72 his final day at the championships after opening with a pair of sub-70 scores on day one. Ereño Perez birdied four holes in his fourth round today.
Freshman Omar Morales finished second for UCLA and tied for 24th overall at 6-over 290. Morales shot a 3-under 32 on the front nine in his final round before spotting two double bogeys and two bogeys on the back nine to finish 2-over 73 on the day.
Freshman Evan Chien also posted a 2-over 73 in his final round to improve to tied for 38th. Chien shot an even-par 35 on the front nine and recorded back-to-back stars with an eagle on the par-5 11th and birdie on the par-5 12th before putting two double bogeys and another bogey on his scorecard.
Graduate Eddy Lai shot a 7-over 78 today to fall 19 spots and tie for 39th. Lai and Chien were both 10-over 294 on the tournament.
Redshirt sophomore Alvaro Muller recorded a 4-over 75 in his final round with one birdie on the par-4 5th. Muller finished 49th in the field at 12-over 296 in his first-ever postseason competition.
Junior Mason Greene finished 64th at 20-over 304 (78-74-72-80).