WEST LAFAYETTE -- UCLA's Kevin Chappell shot a 3-under par 69 and the Bruins tied rival USC at 297 for the lead after one round in the NCAA men's Division I golf championship on Wednesday.
Oklahoma State was one stroke back at 298, and Clemson and Kent State were tied at fourth at 301 on the 7,450-yard par-72 Kampen Course at Purdue's Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.
Defending team champion Stanford, which last year won its first title since 1994, was tied for 12th at 309.
Only three individuals broke par, with USC's Tim Sluiter and Kent State's David Markle each one stroke behind Chappell at 70. Three others came in at par.
Southern Cal's Jamie Lovemark, the medalist last year, was at 7-over 79.
The tournament runs through Saturday.