Feb. 24, 2008
UCLA will send seven players, including the defending individual champion, to compete Monday in the annual Cal State Bakersfield Spring Invitational at Seven Oaks Country Club, which will play to a par of 72 over 7,146 yards.
Seniors Brandon Christianson and Craig Leslie, juniors Lucas Lee, Erik Flores and James Lee, sophomore Ben Choe and freshman Connor Driscoll will make the trip to Bakersfield this week. Leslie and Lucas Lee will play as individuals.
The Blue Team finished third at its last event, the Cougar Invitational at San Luis Rey Downs Golf Course, Feb. 11-12. Flores recorded his best result of the season, finishing third with scores of 72-71-69--212 (-4). Other solid performances were recorded by Christianson, who tied for 12th and James Lee, who tied for 14th.
Last season, the Blue Team won this event with a score of 839 (-25) and Lucas Lee won medalist honors with scores of 65-67-70--202 (-14), one of the best 54-hole performances in UCLA history.
The tournament runs 54 holes over two days.