No. 11 Stanford In Second After First Day Of U.S. Intercollegiate

April 19, 2008

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STANFORD, Calif. - Hosting the 17-team U.S. Intercollegiate on its home course this weekend, the No. 11 Stanford men's golf team shot its way to second place in Saturday's action. The Cardinal got out to a fine start as four of its five team members turned in below or even-par rounds of golf at the Par-70 Stanford Golf Course.

Stanford shot a collective score of 572 (+12) over Saturday's two rounds, opening the day with a one-under 279. Dodge Kemmer led the way with a one-under 69 in the first round, while Jordan Cox, Sihwan Kim, and Steve Ziegler each carded an even-par 70. Rob Grube rounded things out with a 77.

Kim paced the Cardinal quintet overall Saturday, turning in rounds of 70 and 72 for a combined score of 142 (+2), good for a tie for sixth in the individual standings heading into Sunday's final round. Kemmer followed his first-round 69 with a 74 for a combined 143 (+3), tied for 10th overall and just one stroke back of Kim.

Battling gusty conditions in the afternoon round, the Cardinal got a score of 72 from Kim to lead the second round, while Grube rebounded to post a 73. Kemmer and Ziegler each shot a 74 for the round, and Cox carded a 76 to round things out.

In the team competition, Stanford sits 18 strokes back of fifth-ranked USC, which placed three golfers in the top four of the individual rankings. The Trojans, led by Rory Hie's 62-71-133 (-7) and Tom Glissmeyer's 66-73-139 (-1), carded a collective 266 (-14) in the first round to get out to the early lead.

UCLA's 284-290-574 (+14) has the Bruin's in third place, two strokes back of Stanford, in the team competition, while California (288-289-577) and UC Irvine (285-296-581) round out the top five.

Sunday's final round is set for a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start at Stanford Golf Course.

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