The University of Colorado men's golf team stands in ninth place after the first day of the Stanford U.S. Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif., on Thursday.

The Buffs turned in a 3-over par 283 team score. Host Stanford leads the tournament at 8-under 272.

Senior Jason Burstyn and freshman Philip Juel-Berg paced CU, each recording 2-under par 68 scores on the 6,727-yard, par-70 Stanford Golf Course. They are tied for 13th place. Nine players are tied for first at 4-under 66.

"Jason and Philip were really solid most of the day; both had to overcome a tough stretch around the middle of their rounds," CU coach Roy Edwards said. "Philip had a pretty good fall, though struggled a bit to start the spring but has come back to play well the last month. He's a good player and he keeps getting better and better ... and is making fewer and fewer freshman mistakes."

The second round of the tournament is set for today and the final round is Saturday.

Stanford U.S. Intercollegiate

Team scores

1. Stanford 272

2. St. Mary's 273

3. TCU 274

4. San Francisco 275

5. San Jose State 276

6. Southern California 277

7. UC-Davis 280

8. Oregon 282

9. Colorado 283

10. Iowa 284

10. Northwestern 284

12. Lamar 286

13. Minnesota 288

13. Nevada 288

15. San Diego State 289

16. Hawai'i-Hilo 291

17. Pepperdine 292

Top individuals

T1. Cody Blick, San Jose State 36-30--66



Seb Crookhall-Nixon, USF 33-33--66

T1. Jeffrey Kang, USC 33-33--66

T1. Pontus Gad, TCU 31-35--66

T1. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford 33-33--66

T1. Max McClung, St. Mary's 33-33--66

T1. Cory McElyea, USF 32-34--66

T1. Erik Van Rooyen, Minnesota 32-34--66

T1. Paul Barjon, TCU 34-32--66

CU individuals

T13. Jason Burstyn 37-31--68

T13. Philip Juel-Berg 32-36--68

T61. Derek Fribbs 37-36--73

T66. Drew Trujillo 38-36--74

T76. David Oraee 38-37--75