UCLA established a tournament record with a 20-under
268 Sunday to cruise to a 16-shot victory in the 30th
Administaff Augusta State Invitational at Champions
Retreat Golf Club.
The Bruins, ranked fifth in Golfweek and sixth by
Golfstat, set a new tourney record for the lowest second
round. The previous mark of 16-under 272 was shared by
Georgia Tech (2003) and Tennessee (2002). The win was
the first of the spring and fourth of the season for
UCLA, in its first season under head coach Derek
“This is a great win against a really good, quality
field on an absolutely incredible golf course,” Freeman
said. “We started off the spring not playing very well.
I really challenged our guys the last two weeks and
today they did a great job.”
The rain-shortened tournament was the first 36-hole
event in the event’s history since 1979, when Augusta
College claimed the title.
In a field that included six of the top 10 and 12 of
the nation’s top 40 teams, UCLA junior Lucas Lee made it
a clean sweep for the Bruins as he captured medalist
honors by two strokes over East Tennessee State’s Gareth
Shaw. Lee carded a seven-under 65 that included eight
birdies. He recovered from his only bogey on the
par-four fifth with birdies on six of his last 12 holes.
The victory was the fifth of Lee’s collegiate career and
the first this season.