UCLA Golfers Go Low and Capture Second Place in Arizona

April 3, 2007

The UCLA men's golf team posted one of its best single round team scores of the season Tuesday to finish second at the National Invitational Tournament, hosted by Omni Tucson National.

The Bruins torched the par 72, 7,200-yard course for a 12-under par score of 276 and finished eight shots back of Arizona State, which fired a 14-under par score of 274 on Tuesday. The Sun Devils' three-round total of 840 was 24-under par and the Bruins' 54-hole score of 848 was 16-under. Host Arizona and Tulsa tied for third at 852 (-12), followed by fifth-place Texas A&M at 855 (-9).

Junior Kevin Chappell took top honors for the Bruins, tying for seventh place at four-under par 212. Ironically, Chappell's final round score of 73 (+1) was thrown out of the team score because it was the highest of the five UCLA individual scores in the final round.

The remaining Bruins -- James Lee, Craig Leslie, Lucas Lee and Jason Kang -- combined for UCLA's final total of 276 (-12). James Lee fired a 68 (-4) and tied for 27th at 217 (+1). Leslie and Lucas Lee each posted three-under par scores of 69. Leslie tied for 11th place at 213 (-3) and Lee tied for 23rd at 216 (E). Freshman Jason Kang carded a two-under par 70 and tied for 16th place at 215 (-1).

ASU's Niklas Lemke won medalist honors with a final round 67 (-5) for a 54-hole score of 207 (-9).

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EVENT INFORMATION
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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
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Story
Tuesday, May 17
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
Story
Wednesday, May 18
vs. NCAA Regionals
Kohler, WI
10th (+12, 876)
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS