Sophomore Danny Zimmerman shot a 2-under par 70 in the first round of The Prestige at PGA West.
Oct. 17, 2005
Champaign, Ill. - Illinois is in fifth place after one round of play at The Prestige at PGA West. The Illini shot a team score of +5, 293 in the morning's first round, and the second round of play was called due to darkness.
The Illini played well at the Greg Norman-designed PGA West Course in La Quinta, Calif. (par 72, 7,156 yards), standing fifth in the competitive 18-team field, which includes many programs from the West Coast. There was a lighting delay during the afternoon, and the teams played throughout a steady rain during the second round before play was suspended. UCLA is in first place at 280, while Colorado is in second at 290. Illinois is just two strokes out of third place, behind UC-Irvine and Stanford.
The Illini have two golfers currently in the Top 10 individually in sophomore Danny Zimmerman and junior Kyle Hosick. Zimmerman is tied for fourth after leading the Illini in round one with a 2-under par round of 70. Junior Kyle Hosick also shot below par in the morning, tied for eighth place after carding a 1-under 71. Also scoring for the UI were sophomore Mark Ogren (74) and junior Patrick Nagle (78).
The second round of play at The Prestige will resume Tuesday morning, followed by the third and final round.
The Prestige at PGA West Team Standings (after one of three rounds) 1. UCLA 280 2. Colorado 290 T3. UC-Irvine 291 T3. Stanford 291 5. ILLINOIS 293 T6. Yale 295 T6. BYU 295 T8. Notre Dame 296 T8. Northern Colorado 296 T10. Texas 297 T10. California 297 T10. Pepperdine 297 13. Oregon 298 14. Ohio State 302 15. Pacific 303 16. UC-Davis 306 17. Kansas 309 18. UC-Santa Barbara 313