Golfers Five Shots Back after First Round

Feb. 17, 2008

The second-ranked UCLA men's golf team was tied for fourth place following the first round of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational Feb. 17 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Sawgrass Country Club was the winner on Sunday, yielding no rounds below par to any teams. The Bruins posted a team score of 295 (+7) and were five shots behind first place Alabama at 290 (+2). Tennessee was second at 291 (+3), followed by Pepperdine in third at 294 (+6). The Bruins were tied with third-ranked Charlotte.

UCLA's Jason Kang fired a two-under par 70 in a round that featured two eagles and a pair of bogeys. He was tied for second place, one shot behind Georgia State's Joel Sykora who posted a 69 (-3).

UCLA's remaining players were all above par. Senior Craig Leslie carded a score of 74 (+2), aided by an eagle three at the par 5 11th hole, and was tied for 24th. Freshman Philip Francis was tied for 32nd place after signing for a 75 (+3). Senior Kevin Chappell, who had been averaging below 70.0 this season, posted a season-high score of 76 (+4) and was tied for 43rd. Junior Lucas Lee was tied for 49th after carding a score of 77 (+5).

Second round action continues on Monday.

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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 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Apr 29 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, May 01 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
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