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Men's golf tied for first after first day In Hawaii

February 06, 2008

The Arizona State men's golf team is tied for first place after the first round of the Hawaii Hilo Intercollegiate as it shot a 9-under 271, led by three newcomers in the top 13. ASU is tied with Texas Tech, while Pac-10 schools Oregon State (273), USC (274) and defending NCAA champion Stanford (275) follow.

Spring roster addition Stephan Gross leads the tournament with a 6-under 64, while classmate Jesper Kennegard and sophomore Braxton Marquez are tied for 13th with a 2-under 68. Sophomore Knut Borsheim and senior Phil Telliard are both tied for 36th at 1-over-71.

"It was great to see Stephan Gross in his first ASU tournament take the lead," said ASU head coach Randy Lein. "Braxton (Marquez) shot 4-under on the back nine with a bogey on the final hole so his day improved much until the final hole. To have the lead with such a strong field here after the first day with two spring newcomers is a great start."

Georgia Tech, ranked fourth by Golfweek, is tied for fifth with 10th-ranked Stanford.

PAR 70/6,738 YARDS
1. ASU 271/-9
1. Texas Tech 271/-9
3. Oregon State 273/-7
4. USC 274/-6
5. Stanford 275/-5
5. Georgia Tech 275/-5