Stanford in First Place After Two Rounds of Pac-10 Championships

April 26, 2010

TEMPE, Ariz. - Stanford's men's golf team, paced by senior Joseph Bramlett and junior Sihwan Kim, top the leaderboard after two rounds of the Pac-10 Conference Championships being held at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.

Stanford's 36-hole team score of 675 (-35) came on rounds of 330 and 345 on Monday, as the Cardinal took advantaged of perfect scoring conditions to build a 13 shot lead over second place Arizona State (688).

USC is in third place at 689 (-21), followed by Washington (690) and UCLA (693).

Head coach Conrad Ray knew if his team was going to be a factor this weekend, the Cardinal would need to make a statement at the top of the lineup. Stanford was up to the task in the first two rounds after senior Joseph Bramlett and junior Sihwan Kim combined to shoot 19-under par on Monday.

Bramlett carded a pair of 66's and at 132, is in second place on the individual leaderboard, three strokes off the pace set by Arizona State's Jesper Kennegard (129; 63-66).

Bramlett had 11 birdies and just one bogey on his cards today.

Kim, who did not break 80 in any of his three rounds at the ASU/Thunderbird Invitational held on the Karsten Course just a few weeks ago, shot an 8-under par 63 in the morning round, followed by a one-under 70 this afternoon. At 133, he is four strokes off behind second round leader Kennegard.

Kim's morning round featured nine birdies and one bogey. Six of his birdies came on the front side of the Karsten Course.

Sophomore David Chung was steady all day for the Cardinal, turning in a pair of 68's and is tied for ninth after two rounds at 136 (-9). Chung was helped by eagles in each round.

Freshman Andrew Yun, playing in his first Pac-10 Championships, and junior Steve Ziegler, are tied for 12th place at 137 (-5).

Andre DeDecker is tied for 54th at 149 (+7) after rounds of 73 and 76.

Teams will play 18 holes on Tuesday and Wednesday to wrap up the Pac-10 Championships.

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