Bruins Earn Fifth Straight NCAA Berth

May 19, 2007

The fourth-ranked UCLA men's golf team earned its fifth consecutive berth into the NCAA Championship Saturday by capturing second place at the NCAA West Regional, hosted by Arizona State at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.

The Bruins posted a 54-hole school record score of 822 (-42) and finished two shots behind South Carolina, which won its first tournament of the season with a three round total of 820 (-44). USC and ASU tied for third at 40-under par 824, followed by Vanderbilt at 826 (-36). The Commodores fired a final round score of 267 (-21). Arizona finished sixth at 828 (-26), followed by second-ranked Stanford at 831 (-33) and New Mexico at 833 (-31). Wake Forest, East Tennessee State and Oregon State tied for ninth place at 839 (-25) with Wake Forest and ETSU winning the playoff for the final two spots.

Individually for the Bruins, junior Kevin Chappell tied for second place at 15-under par 201 after firing a final round score of 67. Sophomore Erik Flores tied for 23rd at nine-under par 207. Sophomore Lucas Lee tied for 36th at seven-under par 209 after carding and even par score of 72 on Saturday. Junior Daniel Im and freshman Jason Kang tied for 43rd at 211 (-5). Kang posted a two-under par 70 and Im shot even par 72.

The Bruins' fifth consecutive NCAA berth tied the school record set from 1963-67 under Hall of Fame Coach Vic Kelley.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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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
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