Nov. 5, 2007
The fifth-ranked UCLA men's golf team assumed the opening round lead after the first day of competition at the CordeValle Collegiate Monday in San Martin, CA.
In a six-count-five format, the Bruins posted a team score of 353 (-7) and held a one-stroke lead over Coastal Carolina, which carded a score of 354 (-4). Texas A&M was third at even par 360, followed by Stanford and USC at 363 (+3). Tied for sixth place were Augusta State and Lamar at 365 (+5). Arizona was ninth at 10-over par 370, followed by Northwestern at 371 (+11), Santa Clara at 373 (+13) and Washington at 375 (+15).
Individually for the Bruins, sixth man James Lee fired a collegiate-best score of 65 (-7) and held the first round lead. Lee carded five birdies and an eagle at the par 5 sixth hole. He led USC's Rory Hie by three strokes. Junior Lucas Lee was tied for seventh at two-under par 70. Senior Kevin Chappell was tied for 17th place at even par 72 with freshmen teammates Philip Francis and Connor Driscoll. Driscoll was playing as an individual. Junior Erik Flores, who was four-over par after nine holes, posted a 74 (+2) after carding a two-under par 34 on the inward nine. He was tied for 34th. Senior Craig Leslie was tied for 50th at 77 (+5) and freshman Jason Kang, playing as an individual, was tied for 59th at 79 (+7).
Two other players were tied with Hie for second place: Coastal Carolina's Sam Lyons and Augusta State's Henrik Norlander.
Second round action continues on Tuesday.
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