No. 11 Stanford In First After Two Rounds Of Play At The Pac-10 Championships

April 28, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - After two rounds of play on day one, the No. 11 Stanford men's golf team is in first place at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships at The Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif. The Cardinal are currently three-under-par, shooting a two round total of 707 on the par-71, 6,686 yard course. Also, senior Rob Grube is in a four-way tie for first place, shooting a four-under-par 138.

The No. 3 Southern California Trojans jumped out to a huge lead in the first round, shooting a 17-under par, 338, but struggled in the second round shooting 19-over-par, allowing Stanford to overtake the lead upon the completion of the second round.

Consistency has been Stanford's strength in the first day, as they had the least amount of stroke difference between the two rounds of any team at the tournament. They shot five-under-par in the first round and two-over par in the second.

Four Cardinal golfers are in the top-20 on the leaderboard, including Grube, who tallied nine birdies on the day. Freshman Steve Ziegler is in a four-way tie for eighth, shooting a two-under-par 140, and notching an ace on the 11th hole in the second round. Sophomore Jordan Cox is in a five-way tie at 12th place, shooting a one-under-par 141, and junior Dodge Kemmer is in a five-way tie for 20th, shooting a one-over-par 143.

The Cardinal will play the third round tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m., and the fourth and final round on Wednesday, also beginning at 8 a.m.

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