Saturday, September 19, 2009

Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields is underway

The 2009-10 tournament season began at Olympia Fields Country Club outside Chicago. Olympia Fields hosted the 2003 US Open and the event features a strong field led by the Cardinal who have been picked at pre-season #1 by GolfWeek.

Stanford's team included 3 All-Americans including junior Steve Ziegler (2nd team in 2009), junior Sihwan Kim (1st team in 2008), sophomore David Chung (all regional team), super frosh Andrew Yun (picked as a preseason 3rd team) and junior Graham Brockington. Unable to make the trip due to injury was 2006 All-American Joseph Bramlett.

Stanford finished 4th, 6 shots behind ASU, in this opening event. Returning All-American Steve Ziegler led the way with rounds of 72-71-71 to finish tied for 6th individually (3 back of the lead), David Chung finished tied for 14th with rounds of 71-71-76, Sihwan Kim tied for 28th firing 75-72-75, Andrew Yun tied for 33rd shooting 77-74-72 in his first collegiate tourney while Graham Brockington was 56th after rounds of 80-76-75.

Complete scoring can be found at at the tournament website:

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