Bruins Are Tied for 10th at NCAA Golf Championship

June 2, 2006

The fifth-ranked UCLA men's golf team was tied for 10th place after three rounds of competition at the 106th NCAA Men's Golf Championship, hosted by the University of Portland at Crosswater Golf Club in Sunriver, Ore.

The Bruins posted a team score of 296 (+8) in the third round and were tied at 870 (+6) with Kentucky, Arizona and Texas A&M. Top-ranked and defending champion Georgia was ninth at five-over par 869.

Washington was atop the leaderboard at 857 (-7), followed by Oklahoma State, Wake Forest and Arizona State at 860 (-4). Minnesota was fifth at 865 (+1).

Individually for the Bruins, freshman James Lee posted the team's best score -- an even par 72 -- and climbed into a tie for 39th place at 218 (+2). Sophomores Kevin Chappell and Daniel Im were tied for 50th at 219 (+3). Chappell posted a 73 (+1) and Im carded a 74 (+2). At 220 (+4) and tied for 63rd was freshman Erik Flores who posted a 77 (+5). Finally, junior Chris Heintz signed for a 77 (+5) and was tied for 117th at 10-over par 226.

Oklahoma State's Jonathan Moore was in first place at 209 (-9) after posting a 69 (-3) on Friday.

The 72-hole tournament concludes on Saturday.

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