Stanford In Fourth After Two Rounds At the Ashworth Collegiate Invitational

March 3, 2008

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - The eighth-ranked Stanford men's golf team is currently in fourth place after playing two rounds on day one of the USC/Ashworth Collegiate Invitational at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif. They currently trail No. 8 USC by 11 strokes, No. 33 Pepperdine by six, and BYU by one.

The Cardinal finished the first round in second place 21 strokes behind USC, who shot an even 284, as most of the teams struggled to harness the windy conditions that were affecting the flight of the ball. Although Stanford was able to improve in the second round, they dropped to fourth place after the second round was completed.

Stanford shot a 21-over 305 in the first round and a 13-over 297 in the second round. The Cardinal are plus-34 overall and will look to cut that mark down as much as possible in tomorrow's third and final round.

Freshman Sihwan Kim is having another strong outing for the Cardinal, and is tied for sixth with Notre Dame's Josh Sandman. Kim is plus-five after two rounds, shooting 78 in the first round, and a two-under-par 69 in the second. He is only six strokes back from Loyola Marymount's Jason D'Amore, who sits atop the leaderboard with a one-under 141.

Junior Dodge Kemmer is also playing well and is currently tied for 14th with five other golfers, shooting a plus-eight 150 for both rounds.

Stanford's Steve Ziegler and Graham Brockington are also competing in the tournament individually and their scores are not counting towards the team total.

First and Second Rounds - Stanford
USC/Ashworth Collegiate Invitational
North Ranch C.C. - Westlake Village, Calif.

T6 Stanford University 305 297 -- 602

T6 (#16) Sihwan Kim 78 69 -- 147
T14 Dodge Kemmer 72 78 -- 150
T27 (#52) Rob Grube 77 76 -- 153
T43 Daniel Lim 81 74 -- 155
T61 Jordan Cox 78 80 -- 158

Individual Competition

67 Steve Ziegler 82 77 -- 159
79 Graham Brockington 86 85 -- 171

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