Stanford Tied for 12th Place After First Day of NCAA Championships

June 1, 2010

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The second-ranked Stanford men's golf team is tied for 12th place after the first round of the NCAA Golf Championships being held at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn. after the Cardinal turned in an opening round team score of 292 (+4) on Tuesday.

Stanford is tied with Kent State and North Florida, nine strokes off the pace set by co-leaders Oklahoma State and Florida, who are tied atop the leader board after opening rounds of 293 (-5). Oregon is in third place at 284 (-4) followed by Texas A&M, Arizona State and Clemson, who are tied for fourth at 286 (-2).

Junior Sihwan Kim was the only Stanford player to break par on the par-72, 7,395-yard Honors Course layout. Kim carded a one-under round of 71 and is tied for 25th place after the first 18 holes. Teeing off on hole No. 10, Kim was two-over par through his first nine holes by collected three birdies on the backside to finish with a 71.

Kim trails co-leaders Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State and Henrik Norlander of Augusta State by three shots, as both players carded four-under rounds of 68.

Junior Steve Ziegler is tied for 36th place after turning in an even par round of 72 on Tuesday. He had five birdies on his card to go along with three bogies and one double bogey.

Freshman Andrew Yun shot a two-over par 74 and is tied for 65th place. Yun was three over par through his first nine holes but was one-under on the backside.

Joseph Bramlett, a member of Stanford's 2007 NCAA title winning team, had an up-and-down round of 75 (+3) and is tied for 90th place after 18 holes. Bramlett's card featured three birdies, two double bogies and one bogey.

Sophomore David Chung struggled to a six-over round of 78 and is tied for 129th place.

Stanford will tee-off at 7:00 a.m. from hole No. 1 tomorrow and will once again be paired with Oregon and Oklahoma State.

The top eight teams in the 54-hole stroke play portion of the event will advance to the championship match play, which will get underway on Friday. Seedings will be determined by the order of finish in the stroke play competition.

Stanford is seeking its ninth national title, having last won the NCAA Championships in 2007 in Williamsburg, Va.

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