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UCLA wins U.S. Collegiate as Georgia Tech falters

Patrick Cantlay during the second round of the Travelers Championship.
Patrick Cantlay during the second round of the Travelers Championship. ( Getty Images )

Saturday, October 29, 2011

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - UCLA took advantage of a late collapse by Georgia Tech to capture the U.S. Collegiate Championship on Tuesday.

The Bruins, No. 27 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, shot a final-round, 5-under 283 to beat Washington and Auburn by three shots at The Golf Club of Georgia. More important, though, UCLA played the inward nine in 3 under par; Georgia Tech, which at one point held a seven-shot lead during the final round, faltered on the closing stretch, recording six double bogeys to tumble down the leaderboard. UCLA finished at 12-under 852.

Auburn’s Dominic Bozzelli and Texas A&M’s Johannes Veerman tied for medalist honors at 6-under 210. They beat five players who finished two shots behind, a group that included UCLA’s Patrick Cantlay, Auburn senior and U.S. Walker Cupper Blayne Barber, and Washington’s standout freshman Cheng-Tsung Pan.