Golfers Capture Big 10/Pac-10 Challenge

Oct. 22, 2007

The UCLA men's golf team began its 2007-08 season with a six-stroke victory at the Big 10/Pac-10 Challenge, hosted by Northwestern and Oregon at Chambers Bay Golf Course near Seattle, WA.

The Bruins posted a team score of 298 (+10) on Monday and held off 13th-ranked Michigan State, which finished second after posting an even par score of 288. The Bruins' 54-hole total of 879 (+15) beat the Spartans' total of 885 (+21). Northwestern placed third at 891 (+6), followed by Oregon at 892 (+28). Minnesota was fifth at 896 (+32), followed by Washington at 898 (+34). Oregon State (907, +43) and Wisconsin (922, +58) finished seventh and eighth, respectively.

Individually for the Bruins, senior Kevin Chappell placed second with a score of 215 (-1), following a final round 76 (+4). Senior Craig Leslie posted a 74 (+2) in the final round and tied for third at even par 216. Junior Lucas Lee tied for 16th place at 225 (+9) following an even par 72 on Monday. Sophomore Jason Kang tied for 20th at 226 (+10), following a 78 (+6) and freshman Connor Driscoll tied for 42nd at 233 (+17) after a final round of 76 (+4).

The Bruins' four individual competitors fared well. Junior Erik Flores tied for third with Leslie at 216 (E), following a final round 69 (-3). Freshman Philip Francis climbed the leaderboard on Monday with a final round 73 (+1) and tied for 13th at 224 (+8) with teammate James Lee, who posted a one-under par 71. Sophomore Ben Choe tied for 45th place at 234.

Michigan State's Ryan Brehm won the event, firing a final round 67 (-5) for a 54-hole score of 210 (-6).

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EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Thursday, Feb 04
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
Story
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
Story
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
2nd (-27, 837)
Friday, Feb 26 - All Day PST
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Saturday, Feb 27 - All Day PST
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Sunday, Feb 28 - All Day PST
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Monday, Mar 07 - All Day PST
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 08 - All Day PST
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - All Day PST
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Monday, Apr 11 - All Day PST
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Tuesday, Apr 12 - All Day PST
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - All Day PST
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Apr 30 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, May 01 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS