Bruins Fall Into A Tie For Ninth

June 1, 2006

The UCLA men's golf team fell seven spots on the leaderboard on the second day of competition at the 106th NCAA Champioship, hosted by the University of Portland at Crosswater Golf Club in Sunriver, Ore.

On Thursday, the Bruins posted a team score of 294 (+6) and were tied for ninth place at 574 (-2) with Texas A&M. The Aggies climbed the leaderboard after carding a five-under par round of 283.

Washington was first at 563 (-13) after going six-under par with a 282 in the second round. Arizona State posted the day's best round at 279 (-9) and was tied for second place with first-round leader Wake Forest at 566 (-10). Florida was fourth at 569 (7) and Clemson and Kentucky were tied for fifth at 570 (-6).

Individually for the Bruins, junior Chris Heintz rebounded from Tuesday's round with a solid one-under par 71. He was tied for 106th at 145 (+1), but jumped 37 spots. Freshman Erik Flores played the second round in even par 72 and was tied for 23rd at 143 (-1). Sophomore Daniel Im, tied for fifth on Wednesday, fell into a tie for 42nd at 145 (+1) after posting a 77 (+5) on Thursday. Sophomore Kevin Chappell and freshman James Lee were tied for 63rd at 146 (+2). Chappell shot a 76 (+4) with no birdies on his card, and Lee posted a 75 (+3).

Wake Forest's Kyle Reifers maintained his spot atop the leaderboard with a second round score of 70 (-2) and was at nine-under par 135.

The third round of this 72-hole event continues on Friday. Tee times have been moved up to 7 a.m.

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