Stanford in Fifth Place After First Round of Gifford Intercollegiate

Nov. 9, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford men's golf team shot a six-under round of 354 today and is in fifth place after the first day of the Gifford Intercollegiate Championship being held at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin.

The Cardinal trail first place Duke by four shots heading into tomorrow's second round. Lamar and top-ranked Oklahoma State are tied for second at 352 (-8) while USC is in fourth place after carding a team score of 353 (-7) today.

Stanford was paced by junior Sihwan Kim today, who continues his outstanding play this fall, firing a four-under 68 on the 7,169-yard CordeValle layout. He is in a six-way tie for third place, one stroke behind co-leaders Pedro Figueiriedo of UCLA and Taylor Floyd of Lamar.

Kim was four-under on the front side today, collecting birdies at holes 3, 6, 8 and 9, and shot even par on the backside.

Freshmen Andre De Decker and Andrew Yun along with junior Steve Ziegler are tied for 22nd place after carding one-under rounds of 71 today.

Sophomore David Chung is tied for 41st after shooting a one-over 73 today while Steve Kearney is tied for 77th after shooting a 78.

Junior Graham Brockington, playing as an individual, shot a 79 today and is tied for 86th place.

Play continues tomorrow and Wednesday at CordeValle.

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