Fifth-ranked Bruins in Second Place after Two Rounds at Pac-10 Men's Golf Championships

April 23, 2007

Fifth-ranked UCLA, hoping to defend its conference title, was chasing its arch-rival after 36 holes in the 48th Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship, hosted by Oregon at the Eugene Country Club.

The Bruins, who led after the first round, improved their score in round two, only to watch as USC blistered the course in the afternoon and built an eight-shot lead. At the halfway mark, USC led the field at 20-under par 700, followed by UCLA at 12-under 708. Stanford was third at 720 (E), followed by fourth-place Arizona State at 722 (+2), Washington at 725 (+5) and Oregon at 732 (+12). Arizona and Washington State were tied for seventh at 733 (+13), followed by Oregon State at 736 (+16) and California at 741 (+21).

Individually, the Bruins' Kevin Chappell and Daniel Im were tied for fourth place at four-under par 140. Both players posted identical scores of 71-69. Chappell birdied three of the last four holes to drop from even par to three-under, while Im, the defending conference champion, birdied the 17th and 18th holes to finish with a three-under par 34 on the inward nine.

Freshman Jason Kang and sophomore Lucas Lee were tied for 10th place at one-under par 143. Kang posted rounds of 70-73 and Lee carded scores of 72-71. Sophomore Erik Flores and junior Craig Leslie were tied for 25th at 146 (+2). Flores had rounds of 75-71 and Leslie signed for scores of 71-75.

USC's Jamie Lovemark was the 36-hole leader at nine-under par 135, following rounds of 69-68.

The Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship is a 72-hole tournament, featuring a six-player, count five format. Third round action continues on Tuesday.

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