Men's Golf Lead After Two Rounds At Fighting Illini Invitational

Sept. 24, 2006

Olympia Fields, Ill. - Some of the top teams and players in the country are currently in action at the inaugural Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational, hosted by the University of Illinois at the famed Olympia Fields North Course. Following 36 holes of action today, Stanford currently leads the tournament with a score of 575, owning a narrow one-shot lead over Oklahoma State, in the 12-team event, which features seven teams that advanced to last year's NCAA Championships.Duke rounds out the top three, just three strokes off the lead.

Purdue's Tom Oliver, meanwhile, leads the 60-player field in the race for medalist. Oliver is the only player below par through two rounds, sitting 2-under with a score of 138. He owns a three-shot lead over Oklahoma State's Pablo Martin and Duke's Adam Long, who are both at +1.

Leading the Cardinal today was senior Zack Miller who is currently tied for fourht individually with two other players after shooting rounds of 71 and 71 for a 142 total. Junior Rob Grube is just a stroke behind Miller at 143 (71-72) and is tied for seventh heading into tomorrow's final round. Sophomore Daniel Lim checks in tied for 10th with a 144 (70-74) while teammate Jordan Cox is tied for 21st at seven over 147 (75-72). Freshman Joseph Bramlett is tied for 25th individually with a 148 (74-74).

The third and final round of the 54-hole Olympia Fields C.C./Fighting Illini Invitational will be held tomorrow with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. CDT. Admission is free, and the action can also be followed on the internet with live scoring at Golfstat.

Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational Team Standings (after two of three rounds)
1. Stanford 286-289=575
2. Oklahoma State 293-283=576
3. Duke 289-289=578
4. Purdue 290-292=582
5. Minnesota 297-287=584
6. Northwestern 293-293=586
7. Georgia Tech 293-296=589
8. ILLINOIS 291-299=590
9. Arizona State 299-297=596
10. Vanderbilt 299-299=598
11. Toledo 303-302=605
12. Oklahoma 309-300=609

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