Cardinal Men Tie For 14th At NCAA West Regional

May 20, 2006

Tucson, Ariz. - The Stanford men's golf team shot a 287 on the final day of competition at the 2006 NCAA Division I Men's Golf West Regional at Omni Tucson National Golf Course to tie for 14th overall with a three-round score of four-under 860.

Arizona and Florida engaged in a scoring duel Saturday that left the rest of the field in the dust as the teams shared the team championship with a 37-under par 827.

The host Wildcats and Gators combined for 46 birdies and three eagles en route to topping the field by 13 strokes. After 54 holes of action, Arizona and Florida carded identical 37-under-par totals of 827. Washington, which tallied the low round of the day at 271 (-17), and Arizona State tied for third place at 24-under 840. North Carolina State finished in fifth place at 845.

Also qualifying for the 2006 NCAA Championships, May 31-June 3, at the Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore., were Brigham Young, Loyola Marymount, East Tennessee State, Pepperdine and Nevada, and individuals Dustin Pimm of Utah and James Love of Denver.

'I think the guys are disappointed by the result of the tournament,' said Stanford head coach Conrad Ray. 'I think they kind of felt like they were on the outside looking in based on the scores. The guys set really high goals and they tried really hard. All year long we play on courses where even par is a good score, on this course that wasn't good enough. I think we play better on tougher courses.'

Stanford was led by freshman Dodge Kemmer who finished tied for 32nd with a three-day score of four-under 212 (68-74-70).

'Today went O.K. I left a few shots out there, but I'm happy with my finish,' said Kemmer. 'We were all playing for each other and I just hope everything works out for the best at the end of the day.'

Cardinal Zack Miller tied for 46th with a two-under par 214 (72-72-70) while teammate Rob Grube tied for 57th at one-under 215 (71-69-75). Daniel Lim tied for 88th with a 221 (72-75-74) and Kyle Gentry tied for 119th with a 227 (74-80-73).

The 2006 NCAA West Regional was contested at Omni Tucson National Golf Course, a par 72, 7,200-yard layout.

Complete results are available for viewing at www.golfstat.com.

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