Second Round Play Suspended at NCAA Championships

June 2, 2010

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Stanford shot an even par team score of 288 in the second round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships being held in Chattanooga, Tenn. and are in 11th place among teams that were able to finish their rounds on Wednesday.

A two-hour weather delay pushed afternoon caused play to be suspended at 8:45 ET with nine teams still on the course when play was halted.

Stanford took advantage of the early morning conditions to card an even par score of 288, which was a four-stroke improvement from Tuesday's opening round. With a score of 580 (+4) after 36-holes, the Cardinal are tied for 11th place among the teams that finished their second rounds, 18 strokes behind Florida State, the leader in the clubhouse at 562.

Oklahoma State is in second place among the 36-hole finishers at 587 (-9), followed by Georgia Tech (587), Augusta State (575), Florida (576) and San Diego (576).

The top eight teams in the 54-hole stroke play competition advance to the championship match play portion of the event, which will begin on Friday. Stanford is currently three strokes behind Clemson and Washington, who are tied for eighth place at 577.

San Diego's Alex Ching leads the individual competition at 135 (-9) after carding a six-under round of 66 on the heels of an opening round 69.

Juniors Sihwan Kim and Steve Ziegler paced the Cardinal on Wednesday, as each player turned in one-under rounds of 71 on the par-72, 7,395-yard Honors Course layout.

Kim, who is two-under for the tournament at 142, had four birdies and three bogies on his card on Wednesday for his second straight 71. He was even par through the first nine holes and was one-under on the back side.

Ziegler's second round 71 leaves him one-under for the tournament at 143. His five birdies on Wednesday helped offset a triple bogey 7 on the par-4 10th hole. To his credit, the junior birdied the next hole.

Joseph Bramlett is one-over the tournament after a second round 73, which featured four birdies, three bogies and one double bogey.

Andrew Yun, playing in his first NCAA Championship, is three-over for the tournament after a second round 73. The Chandler, Ariz. native had four birdies and five bogies on his second round scorecard.

David Chung improved by three strokes after an opening round 78 to shoot a second round 75 on Wednesday. Chung was even through the first six holes before being victimized by a double bogey on the par-4 seventh hole. He also doubled the par-4 12th hole but was even par over his last six holes.

Teams will finish their second round tomorrow morning, with third round play scheduled to get underway no later than 9:00 a.m. ET.

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