Men's Golf Wins Gopher Invitational In First Tourney Of The Season

Sept. 17, 2006

Wayzata, Minn. - The Stanford men's golf team shot a three-round total of 889 to sprint to the front of the pack and claim the tournament title at the second annual Gopher Invitational at Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata, Minn. The Cardinal fired a final round 297 despite windy and cold conditions to win head coach Conrad Ray's first tournament as a collegiate coach. Stanford edged the Gophers by five shots and SMU by seven for the title.

Zack Miller of Stanford and Colt Knost of SMU shared medalist honors at 2-under-par 214. Miller made up four shots in the final round on Knost with an even par 72. Gopher senior Bronson La'Cassie finished a shot back in third.

'Being from Minnesota this win is extra special,' Ray said. 'Its my first win ever as a head caoch and its my senior captain's first ever individual win, it coudn't get much better. This is a great tournament to start the year, its the best golf course, accomodations that we see all year. I just want to thank everyone here for this opportunity.'

Stanford freshman Joseph Bramlett (77-74-74), along with teammate Rob Grube (78-73-74) tied for 11th individually with a nine-over 225 for the tourney. Also helping the Cardinal cause was sophomore Daniel Lim (77-73-77) who tied for 19th to put four Stanford golfers in the top 20 individually. Freshman Jordan Cox tied for 26th overall with a 229 (76-75-78) to round out the team.

Complete results can be viewed at www.golfstat.com.

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