Stanford Finishes In Three-Way Tie For Seventh In Medal Play Of Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship

March 22, 2009

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RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. - The fourth-ranked Stanford men's golf team battled windy and sometimes wet conditions to finish in a three-way tie for seventh today following 36 holes of play in the Medal Rounds of the Callaway Collegiate Match Play tournament at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Steve Ziegler continued his excellent play, earning the best Cardinal finish over the two rounds with a two-over-par 146. Ziegler was steady in the first round, going out even, and rescued his score on the back nine with an eagle on No. 18 after suffering a double-bogey on No. 17 in his second round. The sophomore then closed out the day on the front-nine, knocking in three birdies to post a 38 and in a tie for 10th place.

Senior Dodge Kemmer was also solid, ending his day at five-over-par 149 to finish in a tie for 21st individually. Freshman David Chung turned in an eight-over-par 152, checking in at a tie for 36th, while senior Daniel Lim and sophomore Sihwan Kim rounded out the Stanford scores with 13-over-par 157s.

The Cardinal will face Middle Tennessee State and Arizona State first thing tomorrow morning in a playoff to determine the last two teams to qualify for the championship match play bracket. The first team to fall out of the playoff will then compete in the consolation bracket.

Match play begins immediately after the conclusion of the playoff, which will begin at 8:15 a.m. The second round of match play will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. Team victories in match play competition are determined by the team that wins the most individual matches. Live stats will be available at www.golfstat.com.

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