Bruins Tumble to Fifth after Second Round in Georgia
March 25, 2008
The third-ranked UCLA men's golf team fell from frontrunners to chasers following Tuesday's second round at the U.S. Collegiate Championships at The Golf Club of Georgia.
The Bruins were 10-over par on Tuesday and trailed first-place USC by seven strokes after two rounds. The Trojans posted the best score of the frigid day -- a one-under par 287 -- for a 36-hole total of 581 (+5). Top-ranked Alabama was second at 583 (+7), followed by Oklahoma State and Georgia Tech at 586 (+10).
A 90-minute frost delay prevented teams from starting on time. Temperatures were hovering around 48 degrees during the morning tee times.
UCLA senior Kevin Chappell, one of four first round co-leaders at the start of the day, fell into a tie for fifth place individually at even par 145. Chappell posted a 75 (+3) in the second round and trails the leader by seven shots. Juniors Lucas Lee and Erik Flores each posted scores of even par 72 in the second round. Lee jumped five spots into a tie for 11th place at one-over par 145, while Flores improved 13 spots into a tie for 17th at 147 (+3). Senior Craig Leslie and sophomore Jason Kang tumbled down the leaderboard, each posting scores of 79 (+7). Leslie fell 19 spots into a tie for 35th at 152 (+8) and Kang dropped 17 spots into a tie for 47th at 154 (+10).
Oklahoma State's Trent Leon led the field at 138 (-6) after posting a second straight 69 (-3) on Tuesday.
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