Men's Golf Prepares To Host U.S. Intercollegiate
April 16, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - The fourth-ranked Stanford men's golf team is set to host its final regular-season tournament of the year, the U.S. Intercollegiate, beginning Saturday, April 18 at the Stanford Golf Course.
The two-day, three-round tournament features 17 collegiate teams, one of which is international, as well as five individuals in the Golfweek top-25 rankings and five top-25 teams. The field consists of No. 21 Arizona State, Chico State, No. 53 Northwestern, No. 69 Oregon State, No. 35 Pepperdine, Santa Clara, St. Andrews University (Scotland), No. 77 Washington State, No. 34 California, No. 33 UC Davis, No. 52 UC Irvine, No. 18 UCLA, No. 42 Oregon, No. 3 USC, No. 15 Texas, No. 8 Washington, along with the Cardinal.
The tournament will also serve as a preview for the upcoming Pac-10 Championships that begin on April 27, as nine of the conference's 10 schools will be competing on The Farm.
Tournament play on the 6,727-yard, par-70 course begins Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. The teams will play 36 holes continuously that day and will begin the third round on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. with another shotgun start.
Stanford will have seven golfers participating. Contributing to the team score will be No. 10 sophomore Steve Ziegler, No. 48 freshman David Chung, sophomore Sihwan Kim, along with seniors Dodge Kemmer and Daniel Lim, who will be competing in their final home tournament for the Cardinal. Sophomore Graham Brockington and junior Jordan Cox will be competing as individuals.
Last year, USC took home the tournament crown after shooting a 12-under-par 828. The Trojans were the only team to post an under-par score. USC's Rory Hie captured the individual title with a 10-under 200. Stanford finished second with a one-over 841, while Kim provided the best individual finish for the Cardinal, tying for second place at two-under-par.
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