Golfers Win Match Play Championship

Oct. 30, 2007

The UCLA men's golf team won the Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship Tuesday at the Reynolds Plantation complex in Greensboro, Ga.

In the championship final, fourth-seeded UCLA defeated third-seeded Georgia Tech, 4-1. Senior Kevin Chappell and freshman Philip Francis won all four of their matches in the tournament. For the tournament, the Bruins won 15 of 20 matches. They recorded their second tournament victory in as many weeks.

Francis, playing at No.1 for the final, defeated Chesson Hadley, 2 & 1. Chappell defeated Cameron Tringale, 2 & 1 at No. 3. At No. 4, senior Craig Leslie beat Paul Haley 3 & 1 and at No. 5 James Lee defeated J.T. Griffin, 3 & 2. Previously unbeaten Erik Flores lost 1-up to Taylor Hall at No. 2.

"I'm so excited for our players," said first-year Head Coach Derek Freeman. "They have been under a lot of pressure [by] not playing. People have questioned their ability. They stayed focused, worked hard and have done a great job preparing themselves and improving. We played some very good teams and we had some tough matches. Our guys came in wanting to win and played well every round."

The victory is UCLA's first in the match play championship.

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EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
Story
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
2nd (-27, 837)
Friday, Feb 26
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Story
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Story
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
8th (+30, 894)
Monday, Feb 29
vs. TMC Spring ...
Santa Clarita, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. TMC Spring ...
Santa Clarita, CA
Story
Monday, Mar 07
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Story
Tuesday, Mar 08
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Story
Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
15th (+60, 924)
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Story
Friday, Mar 25
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Story
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
T-14th (+31, 871)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Story
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Story
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
9th (+39, 1,089)
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Story
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Story
Sunday, May 01
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
8th (+45, 1,465)
Monday, May 16 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Tuesday, May 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Wednesday, May 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Friday, May 27 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Saturday, May 28 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Monday, May 30 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Tuesday, May 31 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Wednesday, Jun 01 - 2:10 PM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS