Stanford in First Place After One Round Into Isleworth Collegiate

Oct. 25, 2009

WINDEMERE, Fla. - The fifth-ranked Stanford men's golf team is in first place after the opening round of the prestigious Isleworth Collegiate Championships being held in Windemere, Fla.

The Cardinal, paced by a four-under 68 by Steve Ziegler and a two-under 70 by Sihwan Kim, shot an opening round 289 today at the Isleworth Golf Club and sit atop of the leader board in one of the strongest fields assembled on the fall calendar.

Stanford is one shot ahead of TCU (290), two shots clear of top-ranked Oklahoma State (291) and three strokes ahead of 10th-ranked Florida heading into Monday's second round.

Seven of the nation's top 10 teams are in the field this week at Windemere.

Ziegler finds himself in a three-way tied for first place with Tim McKenney of Florida and Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein, the nation's second-ranked player. The junior birdied holes 8, 9 and 10 to get to three under par in his round and then following a bogey at 14, birdied both 17 and 18 for a brilliant round of 68.

Kim continues his strong play in the fall after the junior fired a two-under 70 this morning and is tied for seventh place. Kim had five birdies on his card today.

Freshman Andrew Yun also turned in a strong round today with a one-under 71 and is currently tied for ninth place on the leaderboard.

Senior Jordan Cox shot and eight-over 80 today while sophomore David Chung shot an 82.

Play continues Tuesday and Wednesday at the Isleworth Golf Club.

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