Saturday, October 25, 2008
Stanford finishes 8th against the nation's best at the Isleworth Collegiate
Stanford finished 8th against a strong field at the Isleworth Collegiate in Windermere, Florida. Cold, windy weather greeted the golfers on a day that began in the high 40s and only reached the 60s later in the afternoon. Winds gusted to 20 miles per hour throughout the round and scored soared for all the teams.
Final round scores included three 76s by Joseph Bramlett, Steve Ziegler and Dodge Kemmer while David Chung posted an 80 and Sihwan Kim struggled to a 85.
A final day log can be found at this tournament website.
POST AFTER THE SECOND ROUND:
Stanford sends it's young talented squad back to Tiger's home course in Windermere, Florida. Competing this year are Sihwan Kim, Joseph Bramlett, Dodge Kemmer, Steve Ziegler and David Chung - one senior, one junior, two sophomores and a freshman.
Stanford moved up 6 places to a tie for 8th place among the 18 elite teams playing at the Isleworth Collegiate in Windermere, Florida. Bramlett's (photo below) tournament best 5-under par 67 led the Cardinal who improved by 9 shots under their first day total. Ziegler and Chung followed with 74, while Kemmer had a 77 and Kim a 78. Bramlett's round featured 6 birdies and one bogey over the tough Isleworth course, moving him up to a tie for 13th place individually despite an opening round 77.
POST AFTER ROUND 1:
Against an elite field of the nation's best teams, it was a tough first round for the Cardinal at the Isleworth Collegiate as the team is tied for 14th place, 14 shots behind the Alabama. Stanford was led by sophomore Steve Ziegler's 1-over 73, followed by freshman David Chung's 75, sophomore Sihwan Kim's 76 and two 77s from junior Joseph Bramlett and senior Dodge Kemmer. With two days remaining there are plenty of holes for the team to get back into contention.
From the main tournament website comes the following summary:
"Play at the nation’s premier men’s college golf tournament began Sunday morning and Alabama (287, -1) paces the
field after one round of action at the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational. The Crimson Tide’s Matthew Swan and
Indiana’s Jorge Campillo are tied for first in the individual standings at 4-under-par 68."
"Six individuals broke par Sunday, while Alabama is the lone team in the red. Indiana is second at 289 (+1), followed
by Southern California (290, +2)."
POST BEFORE THE TOURNEY BEGAN:
Stanford sends it's young talented squad back to Tiger's home course in Windermere, Florida. Competing this year will be Sihwan Kim, Joseph Bramlett, Dodge Kemmer, Steve Ziegler and David Chung - one senior, one junior, two sophomores and a freshman.
From the tournament website: "Eighteen of the best men’s golf teams in the country will compete in the nation’s premier college tournament when play begins at the fifth-annual Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational on Sunday morning . The three-day, three-round tournament at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere includes eight of the top-10 squads in the country.
In total, 13 of the 18 teams in this year’s event are ranked in the top-30 nationally, including the host Knights (30). According to the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, Oklahoma State is the top team in the country. Tournament participants Southern Cal (3), Georgia (4), Illinois (5), Stanford (6), South Carolina (8), Texas (9) and Alabama (10) join the Cowboys in the top 10."