Chappell loses golf title in playoff

UCLA senior Kevin Chappell tied for first for the Pac-10 individual title, but he lost in a playoff today to Airzona’s Creighton Honeck. Honeck birdied the first playoff hole while Chappell made a par.
The release is below:

The third-ranked UCLA men’s golf team placed fourth at the Pac-10 Championship Wednesday at The Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.

The Bruins posted a team score of 358 (+3) for a 72-hole total of 1,439 (+19). They finished five shots behind Arizona State, which won in a playoff against USC, the 2007 conference champion. ASU’s victory was its first conference championship in eight years and 12th overall. Cal was third at 1,438 (+18) and Stanford finished fifth at 1,444 (+24). In sixth place was Arizona at 1,446 (+26), followed by seventh place Washington at 1,459 (+39). Oregon State was eighth at 1,461 (+41), Oregon was ninth at 1,462 (+42) and Washington State was 10th at 1,502 (+82).

Individually for the Bruins, senior Kevin Chappell tied for first place after 72 holes, but lost in a playoff to Airzona’s Creighton Honeck. Honeck birdied the first playoff hole while Chappell made a par.

Junior Lucas Lee tied for 12th at 287 (+3) after posting a final round score of 71 (E). Senior Craig Leslie and freshman Philip Francis tied for 16th at 288 (+4). Both players jumped four spots up the leaderboard after recording scores of 70 (-1) on Wednesday. Junior Erik Flores tied for 47th at 299 (+15) following a final round score of 75 (+4) and sophomore Jason Kang tied for 53rd at 19-over par 303 after posting a 79 (+8) in the last round.

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