Bruins Tied for Second after Round One at NCAA West Regional

May 15, 2008

The second-seeded UCLA men's golf team was tied for second place after the first round of the NCAA West Regional at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.

The Bruins, playing with top-seeded USC, were tied with the Trojans and host University of Washington at three-over par 291. Unranked Oregon took the opening day lead with a score of 289 (+1). Pepperdine was fifth at 292 (+4), followed by sixth-place St. Mary's at 294 (+6). Clemson and North Carolina were tied for seventh place at 295 (+7). Defending NCAA champion Stanford was ninth at 296 (+8), followed by Texas at 299 (+11).

After 54 holes, the top 10 teams advance to the NCAA Championship in two weeks at Purdue.

Individually, senior All-America Kevin Chappell led the Bruins with a first round score of 71 (-1) and was tied for third place. A birdie at the final hole gave Chappell his one-under par score. Tied for 19th place at 73 (+1) were freshman Philip Francis and junior Erik Flores. Francis played the outward nine in three-over par and the inward nine in two-under, while Flores posted nines of 38-35 with two double bogeys (both on par threes), a pair of bogeys and five birdies. Junior Lucas Lee was tied for 31st after carding a 74 (+2). Lee, three-under after six holes, gave it back with a triple bogey seven at the seventh, then went to three-over with another triple bogey at the ninth. Following a bogey at the 12th to go to four-over, he played the final six holes in two-under. Senior Craig Leslie posted a 77 (+5) and was tied for 82nd.

Oregon's Joey Benedetti was the first round leader after posting a three-under par 69 in the morning.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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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
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Story
Tuesday, May 17
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Story
Wednesday, May 18
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
10th (+12, 876)
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