Inclement Weather Gives Bruins U.S. Intercollegiate Crown
April 16, 2006
The fifth-ranked UCLA men's golf team received some help from Mother Nature Sunday when inclement weather forced the cancellation of the final round at the U.S. Intercollegiate at the Stanford Golf Course.
The Bruins, who led USC by one stroke after Saturday's double rounds, won their 10th tournament title of the year without ever teeing it up. The Bruins' score of 578 (+18) edged the Trojans, who were second at 579 (+19). Stanford was third at 580 (+20), followed by Washington at 583 (+23) and San Jose State at 592 (+32).
The Bruins' victory ranks second in school history for team titles in a season. The 1981-82 team won 13 tournaments in 20 outings to set the school record. In addition, the victory was UCLA's 29th under fourth-year Head Coach O.D. Vincent.
Individually for the Bruins, freshman Erik Flores tied for second place at 141 (+1) after posting rounds of 72-68 on Saturday. Junior Chris Heintz tied for sixth at 142 (+2) after carding rounds of 70-72. Sophomores Daniel Im and Kevin Chappell tied for 23rd and 28th, respectively. Freshman Lucas Lee tied for 54th.
Stanford's Rob Grube won medalist honors with a five-under par total of 135 after posting rounds of 71-64.
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