UCLA's Chappel Named Pac-10 Men's Golfer of the Month

March 7, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Kevin Chappell of UCLA has been named Pacific-10 Conference Golfer of the Month for January/February 2008.

Chappell, a senior from Fresno, Calif., posted a three-round total of 15-under-par 198 to win the PING Arizona Intercollegiate by seven shots. His 54-hole score of 198 (67-67-64) eclipsed the 23-year old school record of 199 by Duffy Waldorf in 1985. In addition, Chappell's final round 64 tied for the second-best round in school history. Chappell's victory was the fourth of his career and he earned Pac-10 Player of the Month honors for the second time this year. He currently is ranked third in the nation among collegiate golfers and is carrying a scoring average of 70.3 this season.

Also nominated for player of the month honors were Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State, a freshman who won the Hawai'i-Hilo Invitational, Stephen Hale of California, another freshman who won the John Burns Intercollegiate, Rory Hie of USC, who fired a school-record 62 in the second round of Hawai'i-Hilo Invitational and the Stanford duo of Sihwan Kim and Rob Grube, who tied for runnerup honors at the Hawai'i-Hilo Invitational.

PAC-10 CONFERENCE--Named Kevin Chappell of UCLA Men's Golfer of the Month for January/February.

2007-08 Pac-10 Men's Golfers of the Month
Sept. - Jamie Lovemark, USC
Oct./Nov. - Zach Bixler, Washington & Kevin Chappell, UCLA
Jan./Feb. - Kevin Chappell, UCLA

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