Day 1 Recap: Stanford holds two-shot lead
Day 1 Recap: Stanford holds two-shot leadMay 30, 2007
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Stanford shot a five-under 275 to lead by two strokes after the first round at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course.
The Cardinal had three golfers shoot par or below. Junior Rob Grube (Hinsdale, Ill.) topped the field with a six-under 64. Grube had no bogeys and six birdies, including five birdies on the front nine. Sophomore Daniel Lim (Cupertino, Calif.) came in at one-under 69 and senior Zack Miller (San Rafael, Calif.) shot even-par 70.
Coastal Carolina sits in second place at three-under 277. There is a three-way tie for third, as Florida, Minnesota and Texas each shot two-under 278. Charlotte was the only other team to break par at one-under 279, good for sixth place.
Florida freshman Tim McKenney (Scottsdale, Ariz.) is two shots back in the individual standings at four-under 66. He had seven birdies, one bogey and one double bogey. Four players are tied for third at three-under 67: Coastal Carolina senior Dustin Johnson (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), Minnesota senior Bronson LaCassie (Brisbane, Australia), Florida State sophomore Matthew Savage (Louisville, Ky.) and Georgia Tech sophomore Cameron Tringale (Laguna Niguel, Calif.).
Round 2 of the four-round event will take place on Thursday, May 31, beginning at 7 a.m.
Rob Grube, Stanford
"It was a dream start. I played really well. It was a great start for the weekend. The course is accessible. You are penalized for bad shots and rewarded for good shots."
Matthew Savage, Florida State
"It was a really easy round of golf. I had four birdies and one bogey. I think I only missed three greens and maybe three fairways. Out here, if you're hitting the ball in the fairway you're going to have a lot of wedges and it makes it easy. I drove the ball really well and gave myself a lot of chances. I played really well and I'm extremely happy with a 67, but you feel like you always leave something out there. I'm thrilled with a 67 and hopefully I'll take three more of them."
-- Courtesy Phil Stanton / VCU