Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Men's golf: Bruins in second at NCAAs
By Peter Yoon
No. 2-ranked UCLA is in second place, three shots behind leader Georgia Tech, after the opening round of the NCAA men's golf championships at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Okla.
Pedro Figueiredo and Alex Kim each shot one-under 71 and Patrick Cantlay and Gregor Main shot 72, giving the Bruins a four-player total of two-under 286.
Figueiredo and Main are tied for ninth in the individual race, four shots behind James White of No. 4 Georgia Tech. Main rebounded from a rough start by making four birdies in his last 10 holes. Cantlay, UCLA's top player coming in to the tournament, had an eagle on his ninth hole and is tied for 20th.
White, the tournament leader, had eight birdies, including three of the last five holes.
The top eight teams after 54 holes of stroke play will advance to a single-elimination match-play bracket with the final taking place June 5. The Bruins are seeking their third national title. They also won in 1988 and 2008.