Two UCLA Golfers to Play in All-America Tournament

Nov. 18, 2006

UCLA All-America golfers Erik Flores and Daniel Im will play in the 32nd annual Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic, Nov. 19-21 at the El Paso Country Club.

Flores earned 2nd Team GCAA All-America honors last season as a freshman when he led the Bruins with a scoring average of 71.2, 10 Top 10 finishes and 10 rounds below 70. He was selected to the All-Pacific-10 Conference First Team and was named the Pac-10's Newcomer of the Year.

Im became UCLA's sixth Pac-10 champion last season while leading the Bruins to their second conference championship in four years. A 2006 First-Team All-Pac-10 selection, he also earned GCAA All-Pacific Region honors and honorable mention All-America honors. In addition, he was named the Pac-10 Golfer of the Month for April, 2005 after winning the Southern Highlands Collegiate and placing second at the Western Intercollegiate.

"This is a great way for Erik and Daniel to finish up the fall season," said Head Coach O.D. Vincent. "They are both looking forward to this event, and they both know a good finish will go a long way in jump-starting their 2007 seasons."

Im and Flores join a list of eight other former Bruins who have played in this event, including Corey Pavin (1979, '81), Duffy Waldorf (1984) and John Merrick (2002).

A field of 28 All-Americans, including first team All-Americans Rhys Davies (East Tennessee State), Dustin Johnson (Coastal Carolina) and Pablo Martin (Oklahoma State), will be competing for medalist honors. The field also features three members of the 2006 U.S. Palmer Cup team in Chris Kirk (Georgia), Kevin Larsen (Georgia Tech) and Luke List (Vanderbilt).

"This is truly a strong and competitive field," said Steve Kauitzsch, tournament chairman. "Six of the top seven finishers from last year are in the field and we have a strong presence of young golfers who could make for an interesting finish."


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
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
TBA
Tuesday, May 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Wednesday, May 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
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