Bruins Tied for 28th after First Round at NCAA Golf

June 1, 2005

The 13th-ranked UCLA men's golf team was tied for 28th place after the first round of the 108th NCAA Men's Golf Championship, hosted by Loyola College of Maryland at the Caves Valley Golf Club near Baltimore.

The NCAA Championship is a 72-hole event, played over four days. Wednesday's weather for the area was partly sunny and 76 degrees when the Bruins teed off at 1:10 p.m. EDT.

UCLA posted a score of 299 (+19) and was tied with Tulsa one shot out of 30th place. Georgia fired an opening round score of 274 (-6) to take the lead after 18 holes. Tennessee was second at 279 (-1), followed by Arizona at 282 (+2) and UNLV and Coastal Carolina at 284 (+4).

UCLA freshman Kevin Chappell led the Bruins with a three-over par score of 73 and was tied for 71st place. Sophomore Chris Heintz, who began the day with a pair of birdies, carded a 74 (+4) and was tied for 87th place. Freshman Daniel Im was tied for 107th after posting a 75 (+5) and senior John Poucher was tied for 129th after posting a 77 (+7). Sophomore Joakim Renstrom was tied for 150th following an 81 (+11).

Second round action continues on Thursday.


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