Monday, March 23, 2009

Callaway Match Play Championship offers unique format

Match Play Day 2 Results:
Stanford finished match play by beating San Diego State 3-1-1. Overall that left the Cardinal in 5th place out of 16 teams with an overall match play record of 8 wins, 6 losses and 1 match tied. David Chung, Steve Ziegler and Sihwan Kim won their matches by 2-1, 1-up and 1-up respectively. Dodge Kemmer halved his final match while Daniel Lim lost his only match 3-1. Complete match results vs San Diego State can be found here.

Match Play Day 1 Results:
Stanford lost a heartbreaker to #1 seed Indiana in the first round of match play by a 3-2 score. David Chung won his match 5-3 while Daniel Lim was a 2-1 winner. After leading all the way, with 3 holes remaining Steve Ziegler was tied but lost 16 & 17 to fall 2-1. With two holes remaining Dodge Kemmer was tied and lost the 17th and tied the 18th to lose 1 down. And Sihwan Kim was 1 down with 4 to play and lost the next two to lose 3-2. Full first round match play detail can be found here.

In the afternoon's consolation bracket match versus Texas A & M, Stanford won the hard fought contest when Daniel Lim won his final two holes for a 2-up victory. Other wins came by Sihwan Kim (4-3) and Dodge Kemmer (2-up). Stanford will now face 2nd seeded San Diego State. Full 2nd round match play results can be found here.

Stroke Play Qualifying Results:
Stanford moved into the championship bracket of the Callaway Collegiate match play event played at the Farms GC in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Once again Stanford was led by recent tournament winner, sophomore Steve Ziegler, with qualifying rounds of 72-74 which placed him in a tie for 10th individually.

Playing in windy and sometimes wet conditions, other individual scores were Dodge Kemmer's 72-77, Daniel Chung's 74-78, Daniel Lim's 79-78 and Sihwan Kim's 82-75. As a result of qualifying in a tie for 7th Stanford receives the 8th seed in the championship bracket and moves onto a head-to-head match with the number 1 seed Indiana which finished 16 shots ahead of the Cardinal.

The match play bracket with live scoring updates can be found here.
Complete individual scoring can be found here at

Two matches per day will determine the match play results, with the first round winners moving ahead in the championship bracket while the loser will move into the consolation bracket.

The event is held at the Farms Golf Club.

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