Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Kent Winton, Stanford All American passes away

Kent Winton. Letter winner 1959, 1960, 1961. 2nd team All-American in 1961.
Born in Merced, CA, Kent went on to graduate with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1961 and an MBA in 1963. He had a successful career in the IT industry. One of
Stanford's best golfers and arguably the best golfer in Merced history, Kent passed away April 25, 2008 -
see obituary in memorium.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Stanford Athletics Unveils Siebel Varsity Golf Training Complex

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford University Athletics has teamed with Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects to create what is arguably the most innovative practice facility in all of golf. The 30-acre practice center is designed to provide Stanford's men's and women's intercollegiate teams a unique training experience at a facility that is unmatched in collegiate golf.

The Siebel Varsity Golf Training Complex is crafted on 30 acres of previously undeveloped land adjacent to the Stanford Golf Course. The distinctive quality of the facility is its six green complexes, complete with bunkering, each inspired by a different design style that Stanford's men's and women's intercollegiate teams play on a regular basis, each complete with intrinsic grasses and sand textures. See design plan and photos. Read full article

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sihwan Kim Named To The Jack Nicklaus Award Watch List

STANFORD, Calif. - In only his first year on The Farm, freshman Sihwan Kim has been named to the Jack Nicklaus Award Watch List. The award is annually given to the best player in collegiate golf. Kim joins 20 other golfers from Division I institutions on the list. Separate awards are given for each NCAA division, and the NAIA.

The Buena Park, Calif. native is certainly having a rookie season to remember. He is currently averaging 71.4 strokes per round and has recorded 12 under-par rounds. He shot a 63 in the second round of the UH-Hilo Invitational in February, his lowest round so far, on his way to a tie for second place and helping the team to the tournament's crown. In eight tournaments this year, he has finished in the top five on the leaderboard four times. (More...)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Men's Golf takes 11th at US Collegiate Championship

The No. 11 Stanford men’s golf team had their work cut out for them over spring break when they competed in the United States Collegiate Championship hosted by No. 7 Georgia Tech in Alpharetta, Ga. The Cardinal finished in 11th place after facing eight of the top ten teams in the nation. No. 4 Southern California managed to clinch the top spot, followed by No. 6 Oklahoma State, No. 1 Alabama, No. 7 Georgia Tech. Rounding out the top five was No. 8 Florida State. (More...)