Monday, September 1, 2008
Joseph Bramlett finishes 7th in 1st tourney in 9 months
Joseph Bramlett returned to competitive play and finished in 7th place with rounds of 68-66-75, trailing the winner Matt Grush by 6 shots shots. Joseph was only 2 shots back in 2nd after the first two rounds. The final day was blustery and Joseph went out in 39 to move out of contention. Here's an article from the Scramento Bee describing the final round.
All final scores are shown here: http://www.statefairgolf.net/events/allscores.asp.
A local Sacramento Bee story had this to say about Joseph after the second round --- "Bramlett is a 20-year-old Stanford junior who was the youngest to qualify for the U.S. Amateur at age 14 and has been a star in the making for years.
'I'm just thrilled to be competing again,' said Bramlett, a Saratoga resident who didn't swing a golf club from January through July of this year after bruising his wrist in a team training exercise."Here's the Sacramento Bee story after the 2nd round.
Joseph hurt his wrist in a training accident with the golf team at the end of 2007 and missed the entire spring and summer golf seasons. After his outstanding freshman campaign at Stanford where Joseph earned 2nd team All-American honors it was a significant loss for Stanford's team that went on to finish 2nd in the NCAA Championship without Joseph.