Chappell Wins John Hayt Collegiate Invitational
Feb. 20, 2007
The UCLA men's golf team tied for fourth place and junior Kevin Chappell won his second collegiate title as the final round of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational concluded on Tuesday. The University of North Florida hosted the event at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Chappell won medalist honors by firing a final round 69 (-3), despite a double-bogey at the 16th hole. At the time, he was five-under par after carding an eagle at the par 5 11th and a birdie at the par 4 13th. Chappell's 54-hole total of 214 was two-under par. He beat Vanderbilt's Jon Curran by a stroke and Coastal Carolina's Dustin Johnson, the 16th ranked player in the country, by two shots. Entering the event, Chappell was ranked 95th.
Last May, Chappell won the NCAA East Regional title at Lake Nona GC in Orlando.
As a team, the Bruins posted their best score of the three-day tournament, a five-over par 293 and finished in a tie for fourth place at 899 (+35) with Central Florida and Alabama-Birmingham. Alabama won the event with a 54-hole total of 881 (+17), followed by Vanderbilt and Coastal Carolina at 891 (+27).
UCLA junior Daniel Im carded a 77 (+5) in the final round to finish in a tie for 32nd at 228 (+32). Sophomore Erik Flores tied for 48th at 231 (+15) after signing for a score of 77 (+5). Sophomore James Lee posted a 73 (+1) and tied for 58th at 233 (+17) and senior Peter Campbell tied for 61st at 234 (+18) after carding a 74 (+2).
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