Cardinal Men In Third After Two Rounds At Pac-10s

April 23, 2007

Eugene, Ore. - The Stanford men's golf team shot rounds of 356 and 364 on the opening day of competition at the 2007 Pac-10 Golf Championships at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon. The Cardinal's two-round score of even-par 720 puts them in third place overall heading into tomorrow's round. USC jumped out to the early 36 hole lead with a 20-under par 700, followed by UCLA (708) and Stanford (720). Rounding out the top five teams are ASU (722) and Washington (725).

Oregon is in sixth (732), while Arizona (733) and Washington State (733) are tied for seventh. OSU checks in at ninth (736) while California is 10th (741).

'The great thing is there are 72 holes so there's a lot of golf left,' said head coach Conrad Ray. 'I think my guys are ready to get back out there. We know we left some shots out there.

'This morning's round was pretty solid, but we just couldn't keep it together.'

The Cardinal were led by junior Rob Grube who turned in rounds of 71 and 70 for a three-under par 141. He is tied for sixth on the individual leaderboard. Teammate Daniel Lim is tied for 23rd with a one-over 145 after carding rounds of 70 and 75 today. Seniors Zack Miller (71-75) and Matt Savage (70-76) are tied for 25th with a two-over 146. Freshmen Jordan Cox (74-74) and Joseph Bramlett (78-70) are tied for 38th at four-over 148.

USC's Jamie Lovemark leads the individual field at nine-under par 135.

Action continues tomorrow as the Cardinal will be paired with USC and UCLA with tee times beginning at 9 a.m. from the first tee.

Live scoring is available at each day.

Stanford Golfers - t6. Rob Grube 141, t23. Daniel Lim 145, t25. Zack Miller 146, t25. Matt Savage 146, t38. Jordan Cox 148, t38. Joseph Bramlett 148.

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