April 26, 2005
The 14th-ranked UCLA men's golf team remained in contention for the conference title through three rounds at the 46th Pacific-10 Conference Championship, hosted by Washington State at Walla Walla Country Club.
On Tuesday, the Bruins posted a one-under par team score of 354 in the 72-hole, six-count-five tournament. UCLA's 54-hole total of 1061 (-4) trails Arizona State by three strokes. The Sun Devils posted a six-under par score of 349 in the third round. The Bruins and Sun Devils are the only teams in the field under par through three rounds.
Stanford climbed the ladder from sixth to third place with a four-under par score of 351 for a 54-hole total of 1073 (+8). Arizona also improved with a three-under par score of 352 and has a three-round total of 1074 (+9). Washington was fifth at 1075 (+10) after posting a score of 351 (-4), followed by Oregon and California at 1081 (+16). USC was eighth at 1082 (+17), Washington State ninth at 1083 (+18) and Oregon State 10th at 1091 (+26).
The UCLA individuals were steady in the third round. No player posted a score higher than 72, and sophomore Peter Campbell led the group with a 69 (-2). Campbell jumped from a tie for 39th place into a tie for 23rd at 216 (+3). Freshman Kevin Chappell continued his stellar play, posting an even par 71 for a 54-hole total of 208 (-5), tied for fourth. He trails ASU's Pat Moore, who fired a 69 (-2) Tuesday, by five shots. Senior John Poucher started the day in a tie for 13th place and ended it in 10th place at 212 (-1) after posting a 70 (-1). Sophomore Chris Heintz posted a 72 (+1) in the third round and was tied for 14th at 214. Freshman Daniel Im was tied for 28th at 217 (+4) and sophomore Joakim Renstrom was tied for 33rd at 218 (+5). Both players carded a 72 (+1).
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