Stanford Men Tied For Third At Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge

Oct. 23, 2006

Bandon, Ore. - The Stanford men's golf team shot a 294 in the morning round and a 306 in second round on a sunny but windy afternoon and sit in a tie for third overall at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, played Monday at Pacific Dunes. Their two round score of 600 ties them with Southern California.

UCLA covered the par-71 6,633-yard course in an even par 284 as a team in the morning, and then in the afternoon, with winds blowing from the north at 20 miles per hour, carded a 310 for a 594 total and sit in first place overall.

That was two strokes better than Wisconsin, which fired a 296 during the afternoon -- the only sub-300 score in the second round -- to go with an opening 300 that left the Badgers at 596.

Washington rounds out the top five with a score of 602 (300-302) and helps the Pac-10 put four teams in the top five at the event.

Leading the Cardinal charge was freshman Joseph Bramlett who shot a morning round of 72 but struggled in the windy afternoon, posting a 77. Bramlett recorded on eagle on the day - one of only five players to do so in the windy conditions. His 149 total puts him tied for ninth individually. Teammate Matt Savage is also tied for ninth after carding a 73 in the morning and a 76 in the afternoon. Also making a top 15 appearance is junior Rob Grube who shot identical rounds of 75 today and is 13th overall with a two round score of 150.

Stanford senior Zack Miller, is tied for 20th with a 152 (74-78) while Cardinal Daniel Lim is tied for 24th with a 75-78--153. All five student-athletes are in the top 25 individually.

Individually, Jamie Lovemark of USC had one of only four sub-par rounds of the day in shooting an even par 142 (70-72) and led Wisconsin's Jeff Kaiser by three strokes. Kaiser went 75-70 for a 3-over 145 total.

In the conference challenge portion of the tournament, the Pac-10 held a slim 16 stroke lead 3,015-3,031.

The Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge concludes with a final 18 holes Tuesday beginning at 8:30 a.m. The tournament is open to the public, and admission is free.

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