Cardinal Men In 24th At NCAA Championships

June 2, 2005

Owings Mills, Md. - The Stanford men's golf team shot a 292 in the second round of the 2005 NCAA Men's Golf Championships, held at the Caves Valley Golf Club (Par 70, 7131 yards). The Cardinal's two-day total of 588 (296-292) puts them in 24th overall heading into the third round. Georgia continues to lead the field with a two-under par 558, followed by Tennessee (567), Georgia Tech (569) and Southern California (572). Four teams are tied for fifth at 574.

Sophomore golfer Zack Miller continues to look strong on the links, shooting a one-under par 69 today, to bring his two-day total to 139. That puts him tied for 10th individually. Freshman Rob Grube is tied for 21st with a two-over par 142 after shooting back-to-back rounds of 71. Senior Kevin Blue checks in tied for 106th overall with a 150 (76-74) while teammate Pat Phillips is tied for 152nd at 157 (79-78). Rounding out the Stanford golfers is Matthew Savage who is 155th (79-79) after two rounds.

The NCAA Championship is a 72-hole event played over four days. A 54-hole cut, including the Top 15 teams and ties, is expected on Friday.

Pepperdine's Michael Putnam posted a second straight 67 (-3) and held the 36-hole lead by one stroke over Augusta State's Major Manning.

Third round action continues tomorrow with live stats available at www.golfstat.com.

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