Eighth-ranked Cardinal Head To Southern California For The Ashworth Invitational

Feb. 29, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - The eighth-ranked Stanford men's golf team will be back in action starting Monday, March 3, as they travel to southern California to defend last year's victory at the Ashworth Collegiate Invitational at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif. The two-day tournament, hosted by USC, will feature three rounds of action on the par-71 course.

Stanford will face opponents from BYU, Cal, Fresno State, LMU, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Stanford, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, and Washington. The first and second rounds will take place on Monday, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and will be a shotgun start.

The Cardinal is led by freshman Sihwan Kim and senior Rob Grube, ranked No. 17 and No. 43, respectively. Both men recently earned a share of second place at the UH-Hilo Invitational where they finished 11-under-par, shooting 199. They were second only to Arizona State's Jesper Kennegard, who took the individual victory by two strokes. Stanford won the outright team title, notching a 16-under-par 813. The five Cardinal golfers participating in the Ashworth Collegiate Classic will be Grube, Kim, sophomore Jordan Cox, junior Daniel Lim, and junior Dodge Kemmer.

Last year at the USC/Ashworth Collegiate Invitiatonal, Stanford won the tournament by coming back from a one-stroke deficit to USC at the beginning of the final round to overthrow the Trojans by three strokes with a three-round score of four-under par 848.Sophomore Joseph Bramlett tied for seventh with a one-under 212 for the tourney. Grube (74-72-69) tied for 10th with former teammate Zack Miller on the individual with a 215, and junior Daniel Lim (69-77-70) and former teammate Matt Savage tied for 15th at 216.

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