Three Bruins Finish First Day at U.S. Amateur

Aug. 21, 2006

UCLA's Kevin Chappell, James Lee and incoming freshman Jason Kang each completed their first rounds at the 106th U.S. Amateur in Chaska, MN. The 312-player field will alternate between the Chaska Town Course and the Hazeltine Golf Club for the first two rounds of stroke play.

Chappell posted a two-over par round of 73 at the shorter Chaska Course on Monday and was tied for 46th place. Kang carded a 74 (+2) at Hazeltine, which measured 7,473 yards and produced averages of nearly 79 in the first round. He was tied for 67th. Lee posted a score of 82 (+10) at Hazeltine and was tied for 271st.

Playing the Chaska course, University of Florida sophomore Billy Horschel fired a nine-under par 60, a U.S. Amateur record, to take the first round lead.

Match play commences on Wednesday with the top 64 players competing.

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