Southern Highlands, Bandon trips make busy weekend for UCLA

UCLA head coach Derek Freeman

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UCLA will have two times the fun this weekend. That's because the Bruins are fielding not one, but two, five-man teams for tournaments this weekend.

The Bruins, No. 6 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, is playing both the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters and Bandon Dunes Championship. Head coach Derek Freeman will coach the team at Southern Highlands in Las Vegas, while assistant Brandon Christianson will take the team to Oregon to lead them at scenic Bandon Dunes. Both tournaments are Friday-Sunday.

Seniors Pontus Widegren (No. 11 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings) and Pedro Figueiredo (40), junior Anton Arboleda (105), redshirt sophomore Manav Shah (73) and freshman Jonathan Garrick (55) will compete at Southern Highlands, which features arguably the year's strongest field

The Oregon-bound fivesome is a young group. Sophomores Jay Hwang (117), Matt Pinizzotto (150), and Preston Valder (NR) will team with freshmen Lorens Chan (200) and Reilly McMahon (NR) are playing Bandon's Old Macdonald course. The Bandon Dunes field is highlighted by No. 4 Washington.

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