Stanford in Ninth Place After Two Rounds of U.S. Intercollegiate

April 12, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's men's golf team is in ninth place after two rounds of the 20-team U.S. Intercollegiate being held at Stanford Golf Course.

After enduring rainy and windy conditions and numerous play suspensions throughout the first round, the Cardinal improved by seven strokes this afternoon under more favorable scoring conditions to shoot a team score of 285.

At 577 (+17), Stanford is 15 shots behind Washington and San Diego State, which are tied at 562 (+2).

Three other teams are within four strokes of the lead, including Oregon (563; +3), USC (564; +4) and UCLA (566; +6).

Nick Taylor of Washington leads the field of individuals at 136 (-4) after carding a pair of 68's in the first two rounds.

Stanford sophomore David Chung is tied for 10th at even par 140. After shooting a three-over 73 in round one, Chung fired a two-under 68 this afternoon and is four strokes off the leading entering tomorrow's final round.

Junior Steve Ziegler is tied for 32nd at 144 (+4) after a pair of 72's in the first two rounds.

Freshman Andre DeDecker, playing as an individual, is six-over at 146 after a second round 75.

Freshman Andrew Yun is tied for 46th at 147 (+7) adter rounds of 72 and 75.

Senior Jordan Cox is tied for 50th at 148, shooting rounds of 76 and 72.

Graham Brockington, playing as an individual, followed an opening round 75 with a 74 this afternoon and is tied for 55th with a nine over 149.

Senior Joseph Bramlett is also tied for 55th at 149 following rounds of 75 and 74.

Junior Sihwan Kim, playing as an individual, shaved 14 strokes off an opening round 84 to shoot an even par 70 in the second round. He is tied for 83rd at 154.

The final round of the U.S. Intercollegiate will be played tomorrow beginning with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.