Golfers Finish NCAA Championship Tied for Seventh
June 3, 2006
The fifth-ranked UCLA men's golf team tied for seventh place to finish 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 in the final round of 287 (-1) and tied with Clemson at 1,157 (+5).
Oklahoma State won the NCAA title, firing a final round score of 283 (-5) to finish three strokes ahead of Florida. The Cowboys posted a 72-hole total of 1,143 (-9) and the Gators finished at 1,146 (-6). Minnesota and Wake Forest tied for third at 1,147 (-5), followed by Kentucky at 1,153 (+1). Defending champion Georgia was sixth at 1,156 (+4).
Individually for the Bruins, freshman Erik Flores tied for 27th at 289 (+1) after firing a final round 69 (-3). Flores played his outward nine in three-under par 33 after bogeying his first hole, and played his final nine in even par 36.
Freshman James Lee posted a 72 (E) on Saturday and tied for 32nd at 290 (+2). Lee played his final nine in three-under par after posting a 39 on his outward nine.
Sophomore Kevin Chappell tied for 45th at 293 (+5) after posting a 74 (+2). Sophomore Daniel Im shot a 77 (+5) in the final round and finished in a tie for 57th at 296 (+8), and junior Chris Heintz posted a 72 (E) on Saturday and tied for 66th at 10-over par 298.
Oklahoma State's Jonathan Moore won the individual title by firing a final round 69 (-3) to finish at 276 (-12).
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