Bruins Maintain Pac-10 Golf Lead

April 25, 2006

The fifth-ranked UCLA men's golf team maintained its perch atop the leaderboard at the 47th Pacific-10 Conference Men's Golf Championship Tuesday at the Bighorn Country Club in Palm Desert.

The conference championship, hosted by USC, is 72 holes and features a six-player, count-five format.

The Bruins led defending champion Washington by six strokes at six-under par 1,059. UCLA posted a team score of 362 (+7) but only lost one stroke to the Huskies, who posted a team score of 361 (+6) for a 54-hole score of 1,065. Arizona and Arizona State were tied at 1,076 (+11), and USC was fifth at 1,083 (+18).

Individually for UCLA, sophomore Daniel Im held a two-stroke lead on the field entering the final round. Im stood at eight-under par 205 after posting a one-under par score of 70 on Tuesday. Freshman Erik Flores and junior Chris Heintz were tied for 10th place at even par 213. Flores signed for a two-under par score of 69 and Heintz carded a 74 (+3). Sophomore Kevin Chappell was tied for 16th at 216 (+3) after a 73 (+2) and freshman James Lee was tied for 24th at 219 (+6) after a 76 (+5). Freshman Lucas Lee carded a 78 (+7) and was tied for 28th at 220 (+7).

Arizona State's Niklas Lemke was Im's closest pursuer, trailing by two shots at 207 (-6) after posting a 70 (-1).

The tournament concludes Wednesday.

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