Seventh-Ranked Bruins Travel to Southern Highlands Collegiate

March 8, 2007

The seventh-ranked UCLA men's golf team travels to the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship this weekend looking for its first team title of the 2007 Spring season.

Nevada-Las Vegas will host the event at the Southern Highlands Golf Club, which will play to a par of 72 over 7,510 yards. The event is 54-holes over three days with a team and individual champion to be crowned.

The 15-team field features 11 of the nation's Top 20 teams from the Golf Coaches Assn. of America poll, including top-ranked Florida, No. 3 Oklahoma State and fifth-ranked Georgia.

UCLA junior Daniel Im won this event as a freshman in 2005 and last season tied for fourth. As a team, the Bruins finished eighth here last season and ninth two years ago.

The rest of the UCLA team includes senior Chris Heintz, who won at the Cougar Invitational on Feb. 20, junior Kevin Chappell, who won the John Hayt Collegiate last month, sophomore Lucas Lee, who won his third collegiate title on Feb. 27 and sophomore Erik Flores, who tied for 10th at UCLA's most recent event, the USC Collegiate.

In the Fall, the Bruins won the Husky Invitational and the Pac-10/Big 10 Challenge.