Sixth-Ranked Stanford Heads to Isleworth Collegiate Invitational
Oct. 24, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - The sixth-ranked Stanford men's golf team continues its fall schedule this weekend, teeing off in the first round of the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational on Sunday at Isleworth Country Club near Orlando, Fla.
The three-day 52-hole tournament hosted by No. 30 Central Florida will feature 15 of Golfweek's Top-50 squads, including No. 11 Alabama, Arizona, UCLA, Charlotte, No. 13 Clemson, No. 4 Georgia, No. 17 Georgia Tech, No. 5 Illinois, No. 20 Indiana, No. 50 Kentucky, No. 28 LSU, No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 7 South Carolina, No. 3 USC, No. 8 Texas, and No. 25 Texas Tech.
Isleworth's par-72 course measures 7,544 yards with a slope of 142 and a rating of 77.5. Originally designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay with a re-design by Steve Smyers in 2003, Isleworth's course demands precise drives and accurate short game shots and is consistently ranked the longest and toughest course in the state by the Florida State Golf Association (FSGA).
Sihwan Kim, No. 22 Joseph Bramlett, David Chung, No. 51 Steve Ziegler, and Dodge Kemmer will be competing for Stanford. The Cardinal is paired with South Carolina and Texas and Kemmer is set to tee off first for the group at 8:49 a.m. on the 10th hole.
Last year, Stanford finished in ninth place at the tournament with a 15-over-par 879 (291-291-297). Georgia took home both the team and individual titles as the Bulldogs shattered the previous tournament record with a 23-under 841 (291-275-275) over the 54 holes, and finished 21 strokes ahead of second place Clemson.