Cardinal Rob Grube Ties For Fifth At NCAA Championships

June 4, 2005

Owings Mills, Md. - Freshman golfer Rob Grube shot a final round of two-under par 68 at the 2005 NCAA Championships to finish in a tie for fifth individually at the Caves Valley Golf Club. Grube fired a four-day total of two-over par 282 for the tournament.

Although the Cardinal team did not make the final cut to play on Saturday, Grube qualified as an individual.

Grube, who was the '05 NCAA West Regional Champion, becomes Stanford's first top-5 finisher at NCAA's since 1998, when Joel Kriebel tied for second.

The freshman from Illinois was even on the front nine, then recorded two birdies on 14 and 15 to drop his score to two-under for the day.

Georgia went wire-to-wire as the tournament leader at Caves Valley Golf Club, finishing with an 11-shot advantage over instate rival Georgia Tech and win the NCAA Team Championship. Georgia fired an even-par 280 in the final round to wind up at 15-over 1,135.

Washington junior James Lepp won the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. Lepp rallied from a six-shot deficit during the final day of play by shooting a course record 7-under 63 to force the playoff with Pepperdine's Michael Putnam.

Individual Results 1. James Lepp, Washington*        70-67-76-63-276 1. Michael Putnam, Pepperdine     67-67-73-69-276 3. Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech   69-68-71-71-279 4. Major Manning, Augusta State   65-70-73-73-281 5. Rob Grube, Stanford            71-71-72-68-282 5. Ryan Moore, UNLV               72-73-71-66-282 7. Oscar Alvarez, BYU             67-71-75-70-283 7. John Holmes, Kentucky          70-72-69-72-283 7. Ross McGowan, Tennessee        67-71-75-70-283 7. Aron Price, Georgia Southern   66-73-72-72-283 7. Brendon Todd, Georgia          68-70-75-70-283 7. Taylor Wood, USC               72-68-72-71-28313. Chris Kirk, Georgia            69-71-75-70-28513. Kevin Kisner, Georgia          65-74-76-70-28513. Joshua Wooding, USC            71-67-73-73-285* Won three-hole play off and individual championship
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