UCLA Golfers Travel to Isleworth Collegiate Invitational

Oct. 21, 2005

The 10th-ranked UCLA men's golf team hits the road again this week, traveling across the country to participate in the 2nd Annual Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational, hosted by the University of Central Florida at the Isleworth Country Club in Windemere, FL.

Designed by Arnold Palmer in 1984, the course stretches 7,493 yards and boasts a rating of 77.5. Eighteen teams from across the country will compete for the team and individual title.

'We're excited to see how the other guys on our team play at this event,' said Head Coach O.D. Vincent. 'A couple of our players haven't played (competitively) since last month. It's a very strong field and we are looking forward to seeing how we compete against other top teams in the country.'

The Bruins are sending one junior, three sophomores and one true freshman to this weekend's event.

On Oct. 11, the Blue Team rallied from a three-stroke, final round deficit to win the Chico State Invitational by six shots. On Oct. 17, the Gold Team won The Prestige at PGA West by 10 strokes after leading the tournament wire-to-wire.

'I've been extremely pleased with the way our team has played this month,' said Vincent. 'We're a young team and if we continue to improve every time out, we'll be a good team by the end of the year.'

Junior Peter Campbell is the most experienced UCLA golfer on this trip with 68 career rounds and two collegiate victories. He was a member of the victorious group that won at Chico State. Sophomores Craig Leslie and Kevin Chappell also were part of the Chico State victory. Leslie, who leads the team in scoring average at 71.3, tied for second place at 214 (-2).

Sophomore Brandon Christianson and freshman James Lee traveled to UCLA's first tournament, the Big 10/ Pac 10 Challenge. They were part of a fivesome that finished fourth and earned the Bruins an exemption into next year's tournament.

Following the tournament at Isleworth, the Bruins will host the CordeValle Collegiate, Oct. 31-Nov.1 in San Martin, CA. The top five players determined from the Bruins' previous four tournaments will compete in UCLA's final fall season tournament.

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