Stanford Men's Golf Prepare For UH-Hilo Invitational
Feb. 5, 2007
The Stanford men's golf team opens the spring season with the 17th annual UH-Hilo Invitational, February 7-9, in Kona, Hawaii. The three-day, 54 hole tournament will be played at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course. The 18 team field will play 18 holes each day on the par 71, 6,777 yard course with a shotgun start on the first two days.
Competing teams include: Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Southern California, UC Davis, Kansas, Texas Tech, Hawaii-Hilo, Hawaii Manoa, Oregon State, Oklahoma, Stanford, TCU, Santa Clara, Washington and University of the Pacific.
The 54-hole stroke play will have the four low scores counting each day. Team ties will be broken using the fifth players score on the third round, then the second and finally the first round. Individual ties will be broken by a sudden death play-off. Final round pairing will be based on the team scores.
Last season, Stanford finished fifth at the event with a three-round total of 858 (284-293-281). Matt Savage shot a final round of three-under par 68 to tie for 17th overall with a one-under 212 (71-73-68). Teammate Dodge Kemmer tied for 29th with a one-over par 214 (71-71-72). Stanford's Zack Miller tied for 35th individually after carding a 217 (71-73-73) while Rob Grube tied for 39th (71-76-71) just one stroke behind Miller at 218. Cardinal Daniel Lim tied for 55th (221) after shooting a one-under par 70 in the final round of play.
The Stanford men's golf team is coming off of a successful fall with three tournament victories. In five fall events, the Cardinal finished in the top five each time. Stanford closed out the fall season with a first place finish at the Cordevalle Classic in November.
Senior Zack Miller leads the team with a 71.6 stroke average and three individual medalist honors.
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