Men's Golf Tied for 7th with 18 to Play at U.S. Intercollegiate

April 18, 2009

STANFORD - California dug in to play better team golf Saturday at Stanford University Golf Course, sitting in a tie for 7th after 2 rounds at 1-under. George Gandranata is Cal's top golfer after 2 rounds with his 2-under 138, including a 2008-09 personal best 67 in the second round, tying him for 16th. Washington leads the tournament after 2 rounds at -23, led by a 10-under day by top individual Tze Huang Choo.

Michael Jensen sank 6 birdies against 3 bogyes for a team-best 67 (-3) in round 1, his best score of the year, with a 71 in round 2 to put him one stroke behind Gandranata in a tie for 22nd.

John Murphy shot a 1-under 69 with 4 birdies in the opening round. His second round included 2 double bogeys that scuttled 3 birdies for a 3-over score and a +2 finish on the day, good for a tie for 44th.

Gandranata and Stephen Hale were both 1-over with 3 birdies against 4 bogeys in round 1. Gandranata had two eagles and a birdie during his 3-under second round, while Hale's 14th-hole bogey pushed his second round to 1-over again for a plus-2 day and a tie with Murphy in 44th.

Eric Mina fired a 4-over 74 followed by 1-over 71, good for a tie for 59th. Jeff Hamm, playing as an individual, had 3 birdies in his first round but suffered 2 double bogeys in each round and ended the day at +14, putting him in a tie for 86th.

The final round commences tomorrow with live scoring at Golfstat.com.

CALIFORNIA SCORING

U.S. Intercollegiate
Stanford University Golf Course (Par 70, 6,727 yards)
Stanford, Calif.
Team Place: T7th (of 17 teams) - after two rounds

Score: 278-281 - 559 (-1)

Individuals:
T16. George Gandranata 71-67 - 138 (-2)
T22. Michael Jensen 67-72 - 139 (-1)
T44. John Murphy 69-73 - 142 (+2)
T44. Stephen Hale 71-71 - 142 (+2)
T59. Eric Mina 74-71 - 145 (+5)
T86. Jeff Hamm (I) 75-79 - 154 (+14)

Team Standings:

1. Washington 267-270 - 537 (-23)
2. USC 277-268 - 545 (-15)
3. Arizona State 270-279 - 549 (-11)
4. UCLA 275-275 - 550 (-10)
5. Stanford 272-279 - 551 (-9)
6. Texas 276-282 - 558 (-2)
T7. California 278-281 - 559 (-1)
T7.Oregon 279-280 - 559 (-1)
T9. UC Irvine 284-277 - 561 (+1)
T9. UC Davis 281-280 - 561 (+1)
11. Pepperdine 279-285 - 564 (+4)
12. Oregon State 281-287 - 568 (+8)
13. Northwestern 289-282 - 571 (+11)
14. Washington State 292-285 - 577 (+17)
T15. Santa Clara 291-295 - 586 (+26)
T15. Chico State 293-293 - 586 (+26)
17. St. Andrews University (Scotland) 310-301 - 611 (+51)

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