Comeback win for UCLA at Gifford Collegiate
SAN MARTIN, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2014) — Though
UCLA junior Jake Knapp, of Costa Mesa, Calif.,
lost out on top individual honors after leading
through the first two rounds, his stellar play still
led his Bruins to a comeback three-shot win over
rival USC at the Gifford Collegiate.
The ten teams invited to the UCLA-hosted event
played CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.,
former site of the PGA TOUR's Frys.com Open.
They played the course at a par 71 from 7,360
At 66-70, Knapp led the field through the first
two rounds, but his Bruins still trailed USC.
Knapp posted 69 in Wednesday's final round and
ultimately finished in second place overall, while
the team overcame a two-shot deficit to win
their host tournament.
Junior Lorens Chan, a native of Honolulu,
Hawaii, tied for third place overall and posted
the lowest round for UCLA in the final round, a
68. He carded 71-67 in the first two rounds.
Another Junior, Jonathan Garrick of Atherton,
Calif., also had a nice showing, placing 10th and
shooting two-under par 211.
USC senior Paul Smith of Turlock, Calif. lead the
Trojans to a still-impressive second-place finish
as they beat third-place Stanford by 13. Smith
posted seven-under 206, including a 66 on
Wednesday, while tying for third place
individually. Sophomore Rico Hoey bounced back
from an opening-round 74 with back-to-back
Consistent play from Northwestern
freshman Dylan Wu, of Medford, Ore., gave him
the individual win by one stroke over Knapp. Wu
began the tournament with a 69 and improved
his score by a shot each successive round.
2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links runner-up Doug
Ghim, a freshman at Texas, tied for third place
(66-74-66) and led his Longhorns to a fourth
place team finish.
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