Stanford Leads The Field At NCAA Championships

May 30, 2007

Williamsburg, Va. - The nationally ranked Stanford men's golf team shot a five-under 275 to lead by two strokes after the first round at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at the at the par 70, 6,803-yard Golden Horseshoe Gold Course, hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University.

Coastal Carolina sits in second place at three-under 277. There is a three-way tie for third, as Florida, Minnesota and Texas each shot two-under 278. Charlotte was the only other team to break par at one-under 279, good for sixth place.

The Cardinal had three golfers shoot par or below. Junior Rob Grube (Hinsdale, Ill.) topped the field with a six-under 64. Grube had no bogeys and six birdies, including five birdies on the front nine.

'It was a dream start,' said Grube. 'I played really well. It was a great start for the weekend. The course is accessible. You are penalized for bad shots and rewarded for good shots.'

Sophomore Daniel Lim (Cupertino, Calif.) came in at one-under 69 and is tied for 15th on the individual leaderboard while senior Zack Miller (San Rafael, Calif.) shot even-par 70 and is tied for 29th. Senior Matt Savage is tied for 66th with a two over 72. Freshman Joseph Bramlett is tied for 146th with a 78 on the afternoon.

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Second round action continues tomorrow with tee times beginning at 7 a.m.

NCAA Men's Golf Championships - Round One of Four
Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold Course, par 70 - 6,803 yards)
Top 11 Teams (30 teams participating)

1. Stanford 275 (-5)
2. Coastal Carolina 277 (-3)
T3. Texas 278 (-2)
Florida 278 (-2)
Minnesota 278 (-2)
6. Charlotte 279 (-1)
7. East Tennessee State 280 (E)
8. Georgia 282 (+2)
T9. Michigan State 283 (+3)
UCLA 283 (+3)
Florida State 283 (+3)

Stanford Golfers
1. Rob Grube 64
T15. Daniel Lim 69
T29. Zack Miller 70
T66. Matt Savage 72
T146. Joseph Bramlett 78