The University of Colorado men's golf team closed out its fall season here Wednesday by defeating host UCLA, 4-2, in the consolation bracket final in the Bruins' Gifford Collegiate in Napa, Calif.

The match came down to the very last hole, with CU leading 3-2, senior Jeremy Paul was all square with UCLA's Hidetoshi Yoshihara heading to the 571-yard, par-5 9th hole. Paul scored a birdie from about four feet out while Yoshihara made par giving the Buffs the overall win.

Senior Ethan Freeman and juniors Spencer Painton and John Souza all won their matches, and all doing so in convincing fashion.

"Today was a really good win, obviously with UCLA being one of the premier programs in our conference is something we're very excited about," CU head coach Roy Edwards said. "It was a good effort by the guys to close out the fall."

Southern California won the match play team title to go with its stroke play crown earlier in the week. Despite a 3-3 tie with Stanford, USC won the tiebreaker on the strength of most holes won (7-6). Northwestern and Washington tied for third, followed by the Buffs, then UCLA in sixth, Wisconsin seventh and South Florida eighth.



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