Golfers Tie for Third at U.S. Intercollegiates

April 20, 2008

The fifth-ranked UCLA men's golf team tied for third place at the U.S. Intercollegiates, hosted by Stanford on its home course.

The Bruins, who were never under par for any of the three rounds, finished Sunday's final round with a score of 283 (+3). UCLA's three-round total of 857 +17) was tied with Cal, 29 shots behind first-place USC (282, -12). Host Stanford was the runner-up at one-over par 841 and UC Irvine placed fifth at 861 (+21).

Individually for the Bruins, senior Kevin Chappell tied for second place at two-under par 208 following a final round score of 68 (-2). Even par after 15 holes, Chappell eagled the par 5 16th and made par on the final two holes for his fifth Top 5 finish this season.

In a tie for seventh place was junior Lucas Lee, who posted an even par 70 on Sunday for a 54-hole score of 211 (+1). Junior Erik Flores tied for 25th at 217 (+7) following a final round score of 71 (+1) and freshman Philip Francis tied for 38th at 222 (+12) after a 74 (+4) in the last round. Sophomore Jason Kang tied for 51st at 226 (+16) following a 74 (+4) on Sunday.

Playing as an individual, senior Craig Leslie tied for 29th at nine-over par 219. He posted a 71 (+1) on Sunday.

USC's Rory Hie won the event with a 10-under par round of 200 that included a first round score of 62 (-8).

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