Stanford In 21st After First Round Of NCAA West Regional

May 16, 2002

Albuquerque, N.M. - The Stanford men's golf team shot a disappointing 15-over 303 to stand in 21st place after the first round of the 2002 NCAA West Regional on the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course this afternoon. Texas (285) has a four-shot lead over San Diego State (289) to stand atop the team leaderboard. Fresno State and Minnesota each shot a 290 to tie for third place.

Senior Philip Rowe turned in the Cardinal's top score on the day with a two-over 74 to tie for 36th. Blake Mastalir and Ron Won each carded a first round 76 to tie for 77th place. Teammates Jim Seki and Kevin Blue are each one shot back with scores of 77 and 78 on the first day to tie for 93rd and 105th, respectively.

Jason Hartwick of Texas leads the field with a first round low score of 68 to stand in first place at the West Regional. Pepperdine's Jason Allred, Brandon Askew of UNLV and Minnesota's David Morgan all shot a three-under 69 to tie for second.

Stanford will continue play tomorrow with the second round on the par-72, 7368-yard Championship Golf Course in Albuquerque.

Stanford Results (First Round)
T36. Philip Rowe -- 74
T77. Blake Mastalir -- 76
T77. Ron Won -- 76
T93. Jim Seki -- 77
T105. Kevin Blue -- 105

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