May 21, 2005
The 14th-ranked UCLA men's golf team rallied to finish in a tie for fourth place at the second round of the NCAA West Regional Championship, hosted by Stanford at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, CA. The top 10 teams from each of three regionals qualify for the NCAA Championships, June 1-4.
UCLA entered Saturday's final round tied for seventh place and shot 281, its best round of the tournament, to move into a tie for fourth. UCLA's round of +1 was tied for second-best of the day, trailing only Oregon (280, E) and tied with New Mexico.
UCLA's three-day score of 857 put it in a tie for fourth place with Arizona State, 11 stokes behind winner UNLV (846). New Mexico (849) finished second, followed by Washington (854) in third, UCLA and ASU in fourth, BYU (858) in sixth, San Diego State (860) in seventh and Arizona and Stanford, tied for eighth at 863. Pepperdine, Southern California and South Carolina all finished tied for 10th (864) but Pepperdine won the playoff to advance to the NCAA Championships.
UCLA freshman Kevin Chappell (207, -3) finished the competition tied for second place with Arizona's Nathan Lashley, three stokes behind winner Rob Grube of Stanford (204, -6). He shot a one-under par 69 on Saturday.
Freshman Daniel Im, with a 69 on Saturday, finished tied for 25th with his three-day score of 215. Senior John Poucher (71 on Saturday) tied for 39th at 217 and sophomore Chris Heintz (74) tied for 61st at 220. Sophomore Joakim Renstrom (72) finished at 225.