Stanford in Second Place After First Round of The Prestige at PGA West

Oct. 11, 2009

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Stanford's men's golf team shot a six-under par team round of 282 today at the first round of the Prestige at PGA West and are two strokes behind first place UCLA heading into tomorrow's action.

Stanford junior Sihwan Kim is tied for the individual lead with Johan de Beer of TBU after firing a 4-under round of 68 today. Kim had seven birdies on his card , including five on the back nine.

Junior Steve Ziegler and sophomore David Chung are tied for 10th after both players carded opening round 71's.

Senior Jordan Cox shot an even par round of 72 and currently sits tied for 16th, while freshman Andrew Yun is tied for 22nd after an opening round 73.

Graham Brockington and Wilson Bowen along with freshmen Andre DeDecker and Steven Kearney are competing as inviduals. Brockington is tied for 43rd place after an opening round 75. DeDecker, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, shot a 79 today in his first round as a collegian while Kearney finished with a 81 in his inaugural round.

Wilson Bowen, seeing his first action of the season, shot a 12-over 78.

The Prestige at PGA West continues tomorrow before wrapping up on Tuesday.

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