Bruins Tied for Ninth after Day One at NCAA Championship

May 30, 2007

Fourth-ranked UCLA was tied for ninth place after the first day of competition at the 110th NCAA Men's Golf Championship in Williamsburg, Va. The NCAA Championship is a four-day, 72-hole tournament.

The Bruins posted a three-over par score of 283 at the 6,803-yard par 70 Golden Horseshoe Gold Course. Top-ranked Stanford held the first-round lead at five-under par 275. Florida, Minnesota, Coastal Carolina and Texas were tied for second place at 278 (-2).

Individually for the Bruins, sophomore Lucas Lee fired a first round score of 68 (-2) and was tied for sixth place. Lee played the outward nine in three-under par 32 after making an eagle at the par 5 sixth. He was three-under after 15, but a bogey at the par 3 16th gave him a one-over par 36 on in the inward nine.

Junior Daniel Im and freshman Jason Kang posted scores of 71 (+1) and were tied for 51st. Im was two-under after 11 holes before a double-bogey 5 at the par 3 12th brought him to even par. He also bogeyed 14 and 15, but managed one more birdie at the 16th to finish at one-over.

Kang strung together 10 consecutive pars before dropping a birdie at the par 4 11th. Three bogeys and a birdie on his last six holes gave him a 36 (+1) on the inward nine.

Junior Kevin Chappell posted a 73 (+3) and was tied for 89th. Chappell was five-over par after a triple-bogey six at No.12. He birdied the 14th and 15th holes and played the final three holes in even par for a 36 (+1).

Sophomore Erik Flores signed for a 76 (+6) and was tied for 138th.

Second round action continues on Thursday.

For complete results, click here.

UCLA GOLF NOTES: The Golf Coaches Assn. of America on Wednesday announced its Division I All-Region Teams and two Bruins were selected. Chappell and Lucas Lee were named to the All-Pacific Region Team.


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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)
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS