Bruins Tied for Fourth at North Ranch

Feb. 23, 2009

Led by a freshman, the 19th ranked UCLA men's golf team was tied for fourth place after two rounds of the USC Collegiate Invitational, hosted at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village.

The Bruins' 36-hole team score was 579 (+11), tied for fourth with UC Irvine. Stanford held the two-round lead at 560 (-8), followed by BYU at 562 (-6). California was third at 571 (+3).

UCLA freshman Gregor Main, who made the cut earlier this month at the Buick Invitational, took the 36-hole lead at four-under par 138. He posted rounds of 68-70. Sophomore Philip Francis was eighth at 140 (-2) following rounds of 74-66. His second round score was a career collegiate best. Senior Erik Flores posted rounds of 75-76--151 (+9) and was tied for 58th, and freshman Alex Shi Yup Kim was tied for 63rd after rounds of 76-75--153 (+11). Senior James Lee, playing for the first time in nearly eight months after recovering from a wrist injury, carded scores of 75-79--154 (+12).

The Bruins brought two players who competed as individuals and they scored solidly. Freshman Beau Schoolcraft was tied for 38th at 148 (+6) following rounds of 78-70, and sophomore Connor Driscoll was tied for 50th at 150 (+8) after carding scores of 74-76.

Six players were tied for second place at 138 (-3), including Stanford's David Chung who posted a 67 (-5) in the second round.

For complete scores and tee times, click here.

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