Bruins Maintain Lead in Arizona

March 27, 2006

The fifth-ranked UCLA men's golf team on Monday maintained its lead at the National Invitational Tournament, hosted by the University of Arizona at Omni Tucson National in Tucson, AZ.

The Bruins posted a team score of 285 (-3) in the second round and have a 36-hole total of 562 (-14). They lead Arizona State by two shots as the Sun Devils posted a second round team score of 286 (-2). Host Arizona and TCU were tied for third at 572 (-4), followed by Tulsa at 574 (-2).

Individually, junior Chris Heintz and sophomore Kevin Chappell fired matching three-under par 69s to keep the Bruins in front of the pack. Heintz was tied for fifth at 140 (-2) and Chappell was tied for 14th at 142 (-2). Also tied for 14th was freshman Lucas Lee, who posted a one-over par score of 73. Freshman Erik Flores and sophomore Daniel Im carded rounds of 74 (+2). Flores was tied for second place at 139 (-5), one stroke behind the leader and Im was tied for 49th at 146 (+2).

Arizona State All-American Alejandro Canizares was atop the leaderboard at 138 (-6) after signing for a score of 71 (-1). Jay Choi of New Mexico was tied with Flores at 139.

Final round action continues Wednesday.

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