The UCLA men's golf team began it's quest for a national title on the right foot, shooting a team total of four-under 284 Thursday at The Club at Old Stone in Bowling Green, Ky., for a 10-shot lead after the first round of the NCAA South Central Regional.
Chattanooga and Colorado State are tied for second at 294. Clemson, Memphis, North Texas and Texas A&M are tied for fourth at 295.
Bruins' Junior Pedro Figueiredo shot four-under 68 and is tied with Jonathan Fly of Memphis for the individual lead. Figueiredo had an eagle and four birdies over the last seven holes. UCLA sophomore Patrick Cantlay is a shot behind at 69.
Sophomore Anton Arboleda (73) and senior Alex Shi Yup Kim (74) rounded out the scoring for the Bruins. Complete results are available here. The top five teams after Saturday's final round will advance to the NCAA championships at Riviera Country Club.
Last year, the Bruins won the Western Regional title and posted the best score in the stroke-play portion of the NCAA championships, but lost to Duke in the first round of match play.