Bruins Tied for Seventh after Second Round at NCAA Regional

May 20, 2005

The 14th-ranked UCLA men's golf team is tied for seventh place after the second round of the NCAA West Regional Championship, hosted by Stanford at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, CA. The top 10 teams from each regional qualify for the NCAA Championships, June 1-4.

On Friday, UCLA posted a score of 288 (+8), tied for the seventh best round of the day.

UCLA's two-day score is 576 and the Bruins are tied with San Diego State for seventh place, 18 stokes behind leader UNLV at 558 (-2 for the tournament, -3 on Friday. BYU is second at 562, followed by third-place Washington and New Mexico at 568 and fifth-place Pepperdine and Arizona State at 571. Rounding out the top 10 are ninth-place South Carolina at 577 and 10th-place Southern Cal at 578.

UCLA freshman Kevin Chappell continues to play well. He enters the final round in a four-way tie for second place with a score of 138, two stokes below par. His 67 today (Friday) was the low score of the day. He is tied with Nathan Lashley of Arizona, Pat Moore of Arizona State and Ryan Moore of UNLV and they all trail BYU's Oscar Alvarez by four strokes (134).

Senior John Poucher, sophomore Chris Heintz and freshman Daniel Im are all at 146 and tied for 47th place. Sophomore Joakim Renstrom is at 153.Final round action continues on Saturday.


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