Cardinal Tied For Sixth After First Round of Mauna Lani Invitational

Feb. 4, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - The second ranked Stanford men's golf team carded a nine-over 297 in the opening round of the 20th Annual Mauna Lani Invitational being held at the Mauna Lani Resort (North Course) on the Big Island in Hawaii.

The Cardinal is tied for sixth, nine strokes behind first place UCLA, which shot an even par, opening round of 288.

The leader board is dominated by Pac-10 teams after the first round. Oregon and Washington are tied for second after shooting three over rounds of 291 while USC sits in fourth place after a five over 293.

Stanford junior Sihwan Kim is tied for seventh place after turning in an opening round 72 on Mauna Lani's North Course. He is just two strokes off the pace set by Nils Floren of Texas Tech, Bobby Hudson of Texas, Alex Kim of UCLA, Nick Taylor of Washington and Oregon's Andrew Vijarro.

Senior Jordan Cox turned in his best round of the year with a one-over 73. Cox, who is tied for 12th after the first round, had five birdies on his card, including back-to-back birdies on the par-3 14th and the par-5 15th holes.

Freshman Andrew Yun finished with a three over 75 and is tied for 32nd place after round one. Yun's round was highlighted by an eagle on the par-5, 15th hole.

Steve Ziegler (77) and David Chung (79) are tied for 50th and 74th, respectively.

Play continues on Thursday and Friday at the Mauna Lani North Course.

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