With the calendar's move into June comes the winding down of the 2010-11 collegiate sports season. While UCLA Baseball begins its postseason run tomorrow night, there are still other Bruin student-athletes competing for team and individual glory.
The Men's Golf team is now competing in the NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Golf Championship is organized as a two-stage competition: the first three days of group play, with the top 8 teams moving on to match play - think of this as a seeded single-elimination tournament, with the winner having to win 3 rounds in 3 days, after having finished group play. Today is the third and final day of group play, with the Bruins entering today's round in 2nd place, one stroke behind leaders Georgia Tech (-2 to -3), these two teams being the only ones currently under par for the week. As a team, the critical task for the day is to finish in the top-8; with the current 8th place team sitting at +14 (16 strokes behind the Bruins), the team should not feel too much pressure. Today is also the final round for the individual championship; freshman Patrick Cantlay is the leading Bruin, with his tournament score of -3 placing him in a tie for 3rd place, 2 shots behind the leader. Gregor Main sits in 6th place with a -2 for the week so far.
The Bruins will begin teeing off at approximately 1:10 pm local time (11:10am PDT), with a live leaderboard here. A Video stream will begin at noon PDT, though I would not expect the Bruins to start appearing until a little later in the afternoon. For those following along with today's action, feel free to use this as a golf open thread and share your thoughts and observations.
While the team portion of the Track and Field season is over, there are Bruin athletes still in action. Last week saw the preliminary round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, with Bruins having traveled to Eugene with the goal of advancing to the Championships, held this year in Des Moines, Iowa from June 8-11. In all, 6 Bruins advanced in individual events, as well as the 4x100 meter relay team.Per the official site, the Bruins contesting the Championships and their events are: Maxwell Dyce (200m), Cory Primm (800m), Mike Woepse (pole vault), Johnathan Clark (triple jump), Bo Taylor (discus) and Alec Faldermeyer (hammer).The 4x100 relay team composed of Dyce, Jamal Alston, Karlton Rolle and R.J. Frasier will also be competing in Des Moines after posting the 7th fastest time in Eugene.
As I wrote earlier, feel free to use this as an open thread for today's Golf match. We'll keep updating the team's advancement through the rest of the tournament and discuss the fortunes of all of our winter and spring non-revenue sports once the season wraps up over the next few days.