Feb. 20, 2013
The Prestige at PGA West Second
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Stanford stands in fifth place at six-over-par 290, after the second round Wednesday morning at the Prestige at PGA West on the Greg Norman Course.
Due to darkness, Tuesday's second round finished Wednesday morning after eight groups teed off at 7 a.m.
Under very windy conditions, Washington and UCLA were the only two teams to shoot under par, sharing a first-place lead at 565. The Cardinal trails by 10 strokes.
Senior Andrew Yun led Stanford in the second round after recording a three-under-par 68. Yun birdied the second, eighth, 10th, 11th, and 14th holes.
"The conditions were tough," said Yun (72-68), who currently ties for sixth at 140. "I practiced hitting some low shots, keeping it underneath the wind and trying to manage my game as best as I can. Luckily I executed all of the shots I wanted to hit and kept it in play, which was really key."
Cardinal frontrunner Cameron Wilson (67-72) shot one over to tie for fourth at 139. An early double bogey derailed the start of his front nine but the junior made a birdie on the eighth, 11th, and 12th to keep his lead.
Shooting five over, sophomore Patrick Rodgers (70-76) finished the second round tied for 26th.
Freshman David Boote (76-74) tied for 52nd while senior Steve Kearney (76-79) finished in 73rd.
The Cardinal individuals were led by freshman Dominick Francks (77-73) who shot two over to tie for 52nd. Redshirt junior Andre DeDecker (73-80) finished tied for 63rd. Tying for 77th was sophomore Patrick Grimes (71-87). Junior Shane Lebow (76-91) finished at 87th in the second round.
More winds greet the 15-team field on Wednesday.
"You just have to keep the ball down and take the spin off of it," said Yun. "For the most part, the hardest thing to do is keeping the ball in play off the tee because the driver goes the farthest so it's the most likely to get off line especially in the wind."
- By Estela-Marie Go, Stanford Athletics
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