May 19, 2006
Tucson, Ariz. -
The Stanford men's golf team shot a two-over par 290 on the second day of competition at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf West Regional at Omni Tucson National Golf Course and sit in 14th place overall with a 573. The Arizona Wildcats carded a 15-under-par 273 Friday and moved into first place (552). Rounding out the top five were North Carolina State (555), Florida (555), Arizona State (557) and East Tennessee State (564).
"We played great," said head coach Conrad Ray. "Rob (Grube) was five-under on the back side and was able to hang in there. It was warm even in the morning. The biggest thing is to hope that the wind can help you out, but not too much."
Utah sophomore Dustin Pimm leads the 141-man field with a two-round total of 134 (-10). Pimm, who is competing as an individual, carded a four-under 68 in the second round and leads the field by one stroke.
Rob Grube led the Cardinal charge today with a three under 69 to move into a tie for 22nd overall with a four-under 140.
"I played really poorly on the front and really well on the back," said Grube. "I had two totally different nines."
Freshman Dodge Kemmer is tied for 38th overall with a 142 (68-74) while Zack Miller checks in tied for 57th with and even par 144 (72-72). Teammate Daniel Lim is tied for 81st (72-75--147) while Kyle Gentry is tied for 129th (74-80--154).
The West Regional concludes tomorrow at Tucson National, a par 72, 7,200-yard layout. Tee times begin at 6:30 a.m. PDT.
The top 10 teams and two individuals will qualify for the 2006 NCAA Championships, May 31-June 3, at the Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.
Complete results can be viewed at www.golfstat.com along with live scoring during the tournament.