Stanford Tied For Fifth After First Round Of Fighting Illini Invitational

Sept. 19, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - Fifth-ranked Stanford finished today's first round in a tie for fifth with Texas at the Fighting Illini Invitational held on the par-70, 7,157-yard north course of Olympia Fields Country Club in Chicago. The Cardinal shot a ten-over-par 290 and is just two stokes behind No. 20 Indiana, Illinois, and Penn State, who all share the top spot on the leaderboard, and one stroke behind fourth-place Vanderbilt.

Individually, junior Joseph Bramlett is wasting no time in resuming his place amongst college golf's elite after an injury forced him to miss most of last season. Bramlett is tied with Indiana's Alex Martin for the lead after firing a two-under-par 68, and knocking in five birdies.

Senior Dodge Kemmer and sophomore Steve Ziegler turned in the second best performances for Stanford on the day, as each shot a three-over-par 73, good enough for a share of 21st place with 10 other golfers. Sophomore Sihwan Kim, and All-American last season, struggled a bit through the round, scoring a six-over-par 76 to put him in a tie for 49th place.

The Cardinal will begin the second round tomorrow at 8 a.m., when freshman David Chung is set to swing the first drive for Stanford. The Cardinal is paired with Texas and Vanderbilt for the day. For complete results from the Fighting Illini Invitational, please visit http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=1300.

T5 Stanford University
+10 F 290 290

T1 Joseph Bramlett
-2 F 68 68
T21 Dodge Kemmer
+3 F 73 73
T21 Steve Ziegler
+3 F 73 73
T49 Sihwan Kim
+6 F 76 76
T63 David Chung
+9 F 79 79

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