Golfers Dip to Seventh Place Entering Final Round at NCAA Championship
June 1, 2007
Fourth-ranked UCLA dipped to seventh place after 54 holes at the 110th NCAA Men's Golf Championship in Williamsburg, Va., hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University at the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course.
The Bruins (846, +6) posted a three-over par round of 283 (+3) in Friday's third round and trailed first place Stanford by 18 shots. The Cardinal fired a round of 275 (-5) and held a two-stroke lead at 12-under 828 over Coastal Carolina at 830 (-10). The Chanticleers posted a round of 272 (-8) on Friday. Charlotte and Alabama were tied for third place at 838 (-2). The Crimson Tide fired a round of nine-under 271 to move up five spots. Top-ranked Georgia made its move in the third round, posting the best score of the day -- 11-under 269 -- improving to fifth place at even par 840. Georgia Tech was sixth at 843 (+3).
The field was cut to 15 teams after Friday's round and among the casualties were 10th-ranked USC, 15th-ranked East Tennessee State and No. 18 Arizona State.
Individually, junior Kevin Chappell was the hot player for the Bruins on Friday. He played the inward nine in four-under par 31 for a score of 65 (-5) to improve to even par 210 after 54 holes. He improved 68 spots on the leader board and was tied for 23rd.
Sophomore Lucas Lee posted a 74 (+4) in the third round and fell into a tie for 57th at 213 (+3).
Freshman Jason Kang was tied for 116th at 220 (+10) after posting a 74 (+4) on Friday.
Final round action continues on Saturday.
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