April 18, 2009
Day One Results (PDF Format)
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Freshman Eric Chun (Ansung City, South Korea/International Christian School) is in fourth place individually among a strong field of competitors after two rounds at the U.S. Intercollegiate hosted by No. 4 Stanford. Northwestern as a team is in 13th place in the 17-team tournament.
Chun fired rounds of 3-under 67 and 2-under 68 to sit in fourth place at 5-under 135 entering the final round. Chun made bogey on his first hole of the first round before earning four birdies (including a score of four on all three par-5 holes on the course) and 13 pars the rest of the way for his 67 in the morning. He then made five birdies against three bogies in his second 18 holes.
Joining Chun near the top of the leaderboard is junior David Lipsky (La Canada, Calif./La Canada), who is in 16th position at 2-under 138. Lipksy shot an even-par 70 in the morning round before firing a 2-under 68 in the afternoon. Starting on hole No. 9 in round two, Lipsky was 1-over after No. 18, then made an eagle on the par-5 first and a birdie on the par-3 eighth to conclude his day in the top-20.
As a team, Northwestern is in 13th place with an 11-over 571 (289-282). NU is six strokes ahead of 14th place Washington State and three strokes behind 12th-place Oregon State. The field at the tournament includes 10 top-50 teams (including three in the top-10 in the nation) and five of the country's top-25 ranked individuals.
Jonathan Bowers (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) is in 66th place at 7-over 147. He recovered from a first-round 7-over 77 to shoot an even-par 70 in round two, helping Northwestern improve its team score in the second round by seven strokes. His second round balanced five birdies against five bogies.
Ravi Patel (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) finished day one with an 11-over 151 (75-76) while Josh Dupont (Poway, Calif./Cathedral Catholic) had a 14-over 154 (78-76).
The U.S. Intercollegiate concludes tomorrow, Sunday, April 19, with the final round beginning at 9:30 a.m. CT/7:30 local time.