UCLA's Figueiredo wins medalist honors as Cal takes Western Collegiate title
Pedro Figueiredo took top individual honors at the Western Collegiate on Sunday, beating out Max Homa of Cal and Michael Kim of UC Berkeley by shooting 68 (-2) on the final day of the tourney to finish at 204 (-6).
Unfortunately for the Bruins, the top-ranked Golden Bears staged a frantic comeback and captured the team title, despite starting the day seven strokes back. The Bruins recorded the third-best score of the final round, shooting 362 (+12) at Pasatiempo Golf Course to finish at 1,064 (+14), but the Bears were untouchable, going 340 (-10) as a team to finish at 1,051 (+1).
The bittersweet finish for the Bruins featured some outstanding personal performances, as UCLA finished with four players in the individual top 10 and six in the top 20. Along with Figueiredo taking top honors, UCLA saw senior Pontus Widegren finish tied for 4th as he shot a 74 (+4) on the final day to finish at 209 (-1). Sophomore Manav Shah notched a 74 (+4) on the final day as well, finishing at 215 (+5) to slide into a tie for 18th overall. Junior Anton Arboleda followed closely behind, with his 72 (+2) on Sunday leaving him at 216 (+6) for the competition and in a four-way tie for 20th. Freshman Jonathan Garrick shot a 74 (+4) to finish at 220 (+10) for the tourney, tied for 33rd. Sophomore Matt Pinizzotto rounded things out for UCLA, shooting 81 (+11) to finish the weekend at 233 (+23).
It was a strong competition for the Bruin individuals as well, as freshman Lorens Chan also finished tied for 4th with Widegren at 209 (-1) after shooting 72 (+2) on Sunday. Sophomore Jay Hwang also shined, shooting 71 (+1) on the final day to finish tied for 10th overall at 211 (+1).
Pac-12 teams dominated the tournament. After the 1-2 finish of California and UCLA, No. 4 Washington came in third, shooting 351 (+1) in the final round to finish at 1079 (+29) and edge out No. 9 Stanford, who ended its weekend in fourth at 1,081 (+31). No. 7 USC finished sixth behind San Diego State and hosts San Jose State finished seventh.