Men's Golf Tied For Seventh At NCAA West Regional

May 18, 2006

Tucson, Ariz. - The Stanford men's golf team shot a five under par 283 in the opening round of the NCAA West Regional in Tucson, Arizona and are tied for seventh overall heading into tomorrow's second round. Florida leads the field with a 15-under par 273. Rounding out the top five are Arizona (279), Fresno State (280), BYU (282), North Carolina State (282) and Nevda (282).

The 141-man field battled swirling winds and temperatures that hovered near 100 degrees.

Cardinal freshman Dodge Kemmer shot a stellar four-under par 68 and is tied for sixth individually to lead the Stanford squad. Kemmer carded five birdies on the afternoon.

'I think I played pretty well, I liked the course,' said Kemmer. 'I didn't hit too many bad shots and I kept the ball in play. Today was perfect, the breeze helped out a lot and you could not have asked for any better conditions.'

Sophomore Rob Grube is tied with 38th on the individual leaderboard after recording a one-under par 71 today. Stanford's Daniel Lim and Zack Miller each tallied an even par 72. Rounding out the Cardinal competitors was Kyle Gentry who shot a two-over par 74 and is tied for 83rd.

'We played solid, everything went pretty solid today,' said head coach Conrad Ray. 'The morning tee time will be nice tomorrow. With things today, I think the wind started to play a factor. Our guys have been getting good rest and have been preparing for this all year.'

The 54-hole event continues tomorrow at Omni Tucson National, a par 72, 7,200-yard layout. Second round tee times begin at 7 a.m. PDT.

Stanford is still paired with Washington and New Mexico for the second round and will begin teeing off at 8:05 a.m. from the first tee.

Complete results along with live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.

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