Stanford Tied For Second At Western Intercollegiate

March 27, 2006

The Stanford men's golf team, led by Rob Grube, shot a 289, under rainy conditions, at the 60th Annual Western Inctercollegiate golf tournament and are currently tied for second with UC Santa Barbara. Duke leads the field with a four-over par 284. New Mexico State is fourth at 291. Santa Clara and UC Irvine are tied for fifth at 295.

Ryan Blaum of Duke and Rob Grube of Stanford share the individual lead at two-under par 68. Blaum had five birdies to offset a double bogey and bogey while Grube had a bogey-free round with two birdies for their respective 68's. Jake Grodzinsky of Duke is the only other player in the 90-player under par at one-under 69. Five golfers are at even-par 70.

Stanford teammates Zack Miller and Scott MacDonald are tied for 20th after shooting a 73 on Monday. Cardinal Daniel Lim, competiting as an individual, is tied for 30th, with a 74. Matt Savage checks in tied for 37th overall with a 75 after round one. Kyle Gentry, also competiting as an individual is tied for 64th with a 78 while Dodge Kemmer carded a 79 on Monday and is tied for 74th.

Originally scheduled to be a 54-hole tournament, rains and hail on March 27 have shortened the event to 36 holes. Play was suspended in the second round after most players completed five or six holes.

The tournament will conclude on March 28.

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