Bruin Golfers Sixth after Day One at NCAA East Regionals

May 18, 2006

The fifth-ranked UCLA men's golf team, seeded second in the NCAA East Regional, was sixth after the first round of play at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla.

The top 10 teams and two individuals on non-qualifying teams advance to the NCAA Championships, May 31-June 3 at Sunriver, Ore.

The Bruins posted a score of 292 (+4) and were eight strokes behind top-seeded Georgia, which turned in a round of 284 (-4). Wake Forest was second at 283 (-3), followed by UNLV at 287 (-1), Rhode Island at 288 (E) and Texas Tech at 289 (+1).

Individually for UCLA, sophomore Kevin Chappell posted a score of 70 (-2) and was tied for sixth place. Chappell played the outward nine in two-under par 34 and the inward nine in even par 36. He was three-under par after posting a birdie on the 14th hole, but fell back after a bogey on the par three 17th. Erik Flores, who was five-under par through 13 holes, played his last five holes in five-over par with a pair of double-bogeys to finish at even par 72. He was tied for 15th. Junior Chris Heintz carded a two-over par score of 74 and was tied for 39th, and sophomore Daniel Im posted a 76 (+4), tied for 66th. Freshman Lucas Lee posted an 81 (+9) and was tied for 126th place.

North Carolina's Jonathan Jackson was the first round leader after posting a 66 (-6).

Second round action continues Friday.

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