Golfers Finish Seventh at NCAA Championship
June 2, 2007
Fourth-ranked UCLA finished seventh at the 110th NCAA Men's Golf Championship Saturday, hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University at the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course in Williamsburg, Va.
UCLA's result was its fourth Top 10 finish in the last five years. Overall, the Bruins have recorded 11 Top 10 finishes in 29 NCAA appearances.
The Bruins posted a final round score of 284 (+4) for a 72-hole total of 1,130 (+10), 21 shots behind first-place Stanford (1,109, -11). The Cardinal was the only team to finish under par at the 6,803-yard, par 70 course. Top-ranked Georgia, which played the final 36 holes in 10-under par, captured runner-up honors at 1,121 (+1). Tied for third were Lamar and Charlotte at 1,125 (+5), followed by fifth-place Coastal Carolina at 1,128 (+8) and Alabama in sixth at 1,129 (+9). Georgia Tech finished eighth at 1,131 (+11) and Minnesota and Florida tied for ninth at 1,133 (+13).
Individually for the Bruins junior Kevin Chappell and sophomore Lucas Lee each captured Top 25 honors. Chappell tied for 20th at even par 280 after posting a final round 70. Lee tied for 23rd at 218 (+1), following a two-under par 68 on Saturday. Junior Daniel Im and sophomore Erik Flores tied for 46th at 287 (+7). In the final round both players carded scores of 73 (+3). Freshman Jason Kang tied for 74th at 296 (+16) after posting a 76 (+6).
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