Bruins Hold the 36-Hole Lead after Day One

April 24, 2006

The fifth-ranked UCLA men's golf team took the 36-hole lead at the 47th Pac-10 Championship Monday at Bighorn Country Club in Palm Desert.

With two teams still on the course, day one was suspended due to darkness, but the Bruins held a seven-stroke lead over Washington, the defending champion. The Bruins were 13-under par, followed by the Huskies at six-under and host Arizona, which had not finished round two, at seven-over par. USC was fourth at eight-over par and Stanford and Arizona State were tied for fifth at +17.

UCLA sophomore Daniel Im posted rounds of 67-68--135 (-7) and was the halfway leader by two strokes over Arizona State's Niklas Lemke. Junior Chris Heintz, who birdied five straight holes on the back nine in the second round, was tied for fourth at 139 (-3). Freshman Lucas Lee, on the strength of a second round 67 (-5) was tied for ninth place at even par 142. Freshman James Lee and sophomore Kevin Chappell were tied for 13th at 143 (+1) and freshman Erik Flores, the Bruins' top-ranked player, was tied for 16th at 144 (+2).

The Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship is a 72-hole event with a six-player, count five format.

Following the completion of the second round by Arizona and Oregon, the third round will be played on Tuesday, followed by the fourth and final round on Wednesday.

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