March 9, 2007
The UCLA men's golf team took the first round lead at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Invitational Friday at Southern Highlands Golf Club.
The Bruins posted a team score of 282 (-6) and led second place Georgia (285, -3) by three shots. Georgia Tech was in third place at 286 (-2), followed by Arizona State at 290 (+2) and Minnesota at 292 (+4).
Individually for the Bruins, junior Kevin Chappell fired a first-round score of 68 (-4) and and trailed the leader in the clubhouse, Texas A&M's Martin Pillar by a shot. Sophomore Lucas Lee posted a 69 (-3) and was tied for fifth place and junior Daniel Im shot a 71 (-1) and was tied for ninth. Sophomores James Lee and Erik Flores each shot a 74 (+2) and were tied for 33rd.
Second round competition continues on Saturday.