Stanford In Eighth Place After Two Rounds of USC Invitational

March 1, 2010

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - The second-ranked Stanford men's golf team will have to leap over seven teams in tomorrow's final round if the Cardinal have hopes of successfully defending its team title at the USC Invitational.

Stanford carded rounds of 278 and 292 today over the first and second rounds of the USC Invitational being held at the North Ranch Country club in Westlake Village, Calif.

The Cardinal came out of the gates with a solid six-under round in the morning, but was eight over par in the afternoon round and trial first place Oregon (556) by 14 strokes going into tomorrow's final 18 holes.

Arizona State is in second place at 561, followed by Pepperdine (565), UCLA (566), USC (566), Cal (568) and Fresno State (569).

Stanford was paced today by senior Joseph Bramlett, who is tied for 15th place at 141, eight strokes behind tournament leader T.J. Vogel of USC (70-63-133). Bramlett, playing in his first tournament since the 2008 CordeValle Classic, fired a three-under par round of 68 in the morning round with five birdies on his card. He shot a second round 73.

Graham Brockington, playing as an individual, is tied for 17th at 142 after rounds of 70 and 72.

Freshman Andrew Yun finds himself tied for 27th at 143 after rounds of 70 and 73.

Sihwan Kim (70-74-144) and Steve Ziegler (70-74-144) are both tied for 31st place.

The tournament wraps up with 18 holes tomorrow morning.

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