Stanford In Fifth After Two Rounds Of U.S. Intercollegiate

April 18, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - STANFORD, Calif. - The fourth-ranked Stanford men's golf team is in fifth place following the completion of two rounds today on the Stanford Golf Course in the 2009 U.S. Intercollegiate tournament. The Cardinal shot a collective nine-under-par 551 in 36 holes on the par-70 course.

Conditions were perfect on The Farm, sunny, warm, and a trace breeze, allowing for excellent playing conditions. Stanford fired an eight-under-par 272 in the first round to finish in third, before posting a one-under-par 279 to end up in fifth at the end of the day.

Sophomore Steve Ziegler, ranked No. 10 in the Golfweek collegiate rankings, turned in the best performance for Stanford, shooting a six-under-par 134 to take sole possession of third place heading into tomorrow's final round.

Senior Dodge Kemmer also carded a brilliant effort, going two-under-par 138 for the day. Freshman David Chung and sophomore Sihwan Kim are currently tied for 40th after putting up one-over-par 141s, and senior Daniel Lim is tied for 53rd with a four-over-par 144.

The Cardinal is also fielding two individuals in the tournament. Sophomore Graham Brockington barreled out of the gates with a three-under-par 67 in the first round, before marking a five-over 75 in the second to put him in a tie for 44th. Junior Jordan Cox also recorded an under-par round, shooting a one-under-par 69 in the second round combined with his 74 in the first try to put him in 52nd with a three-over par 143.

Eighth-ranked Washington is in first place after shooting ahead of the field to a 23-under-par 537. No. 3 USC follows in second place at 15-under, while No. 22 Arizona State and No. 18 UCLA are in third and fourth respectively.

Stanford will begin tomorrow's third round on holes 6-10 in the 7:30 shotgun start.

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