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
Saturday, Sep 12 - All Day PST
vs. Northern ...
Sugar Grove, IL
Sunday, Sep 13 - All Day PST
vs. Northern ...
Sugar Grove, IL
Sunday, Oct 04 - All Day PST
vs. Erin Hills ...
Erin, WI
Monday, Oct 05 - All Day PST
vs. Erin Hills ...
Erin, WI
Tuesday, Oct 06 - All Day PST
vs. Erin Hills ...
Erin, WI
Friday, Oct 16 - All Day PST
vs. United States ...
Alpharetta, GA
Saturday, Oct 17 - All Day PST
vs. United States ...
Alpharetta, GA
Sunday, Oct 18 - All Day PST
vs. United States ...
Alpharetta, GA
Monday, Nov 02 - All Day PST
vs. Gifford Collegiate
Carlsbad, CA
Tuesday, Nov 03 - All Day PST
vs. Gifford Collegiate
Carlsbad, CA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - All Day PST
vs. Gifford Collegiate
Carlsbad, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - All Day PST
vs. All-American
El Paso, TX
Sunday, Nov 08 - All Day PST
vs. All-American
El Paso, TX
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS