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Kennegard tied for eighth at NCAA preview

September 28, 2008

The Arizona State men's golf team is in sixth place after the first round at the 20th annual Ping Preview, held at the par-71, 7,255-yard Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, which serves as a preview for the 2009 NCAA Championships.

ASU shot an 8-over 292 in the first round, while sophomore Jesper Kennegard, a honorable mention All-American last year, is tied for eighth at 1-under 70, as he was one of 13 golfers with a score under par.

Freshman Chan Kim is at 1-over 72 and is tied for 18th while sophomore Scott Pinckney and Stephan Gross are both at 4-over 75 and tied for 345h. Junior Braxton Marquez is at 9-over 80.

Oklahoma State was the only team to break par, carding an impressive two-under 282. The Cowboys placed three individuals in the top 10. Southern Cal's Jamie Lovemark fired a five-under par 66 to lead all individuals and holds a two-stroke advantage over Florida's Andres Echavarria, Oklahoma State's Rickie Fowler and Tennessee's Cameron Lawrence. A total of 13 golfers finished with scores under par.

Monday's second round begins at 9:00 a.m. Live stats are availabe at

Team Standings

1. Oklahoma State 282 (-2)
2. Tennessee 284 (E)
3. Southern Cal 286 (+2)
4. Georgia 290 (+6)
5. Florida 291 (+7)
6. Arizona State 292 (+8)
T7. Alabama 294 (+10)
T7. Clemson 294 (+10)
T9. Texas A&M 296 (+12)
T9. Georgia Tech 296 (+12)
T9. Georgia Tech 296 (+12)
T12. Florida State 299 (+15)
T12. Kent State 299 (+15)
T12. Chattanooga 299 (+15)
15. Toledo 314 (+30)