Bruin Blue Team Wins at Monarch Bay

March 13, 2006

The UCLA men's golf Blue Team won its fifth tournament title of the year Sunday, capturing the Battle of Monarch Bay, hosted by Holy Names University in the Bay Area.

The Bruins won with a 36-hole score of 593 (+25) in soggy, wet and cold conditions. Cal State San Marcos finished second, eight strokes back at 601 (+33).

Individually for UCLA, freshman Lucas Lee and Matt Marshall tied for first place at 147 (+5). The victory was Lee's second of the year and he posted rounds of 71-76. Marshall won his first event by carding rounds of 72-75. Charles Chae of Holy Names University also tied for first place.

The Bruins' Brandon Christianson finished third at 148 (+6), followed by freshman James Lee at 151. Junior Peter Campbell posted rounds of 78-77--155.

'Our player performed very well, considering the conditions,' said assistant coach Gus Montaño. 'They did a great job of making pars and not trying to overpower the golf course.'

Over the last six weeks, Montaño has guided the UCLA Blue Team to four victories in five events and led the women's team to a first place finish at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

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