Bruins Ninth after First Round at NCAA Regional

May 19, 2005

The 14th-ranked UCLA men's golf team was in ninth place after the first round of the NCAA West Regional Championship, hosted by Stanford at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, CA. The top 10 teams from each regional qualify for the NCAA Championships, June 1-4.

UCLA posted a score of 288 (+8) on Thursday and was ninth, 10 strokes behind BYU, which led the field at two-under par 278. Pepperdine was second at 279 (-1), followed by UNLV at 281 (+1). Arizona was fourth at 283 (+3) and New Mexico was fifth at 284 (+4).

UCLA freshmen Kevin Chappell and Daniel Im were tied for 19th place after posting first-round scores of 71 (+1). Both players battled back with late birdies to salvage their scores. Chappell was three over par through 15 holes before recording birdies at the 16th and 18th holes. Im also birdied the final hole.

Senior John Poucher and sophomore Chris Heintz each posted scores of 73 (+3) and were tied for 52nd. Sophomore Joakim Renstrom posted a 76 and was tied for 106th place.

Second round action continues on Friday.


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