UCLA wins U.S. Collegiate as Georgia Tech falters
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.