Friday, March 6, 2009

Steve Ziegler garners national and Pac-10 honors

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Steve Ziegler received both national recognition as Men's College Player of the Week from Golf World and Pac-10 honors being named golfer of the month for February.

NEW YORK - Golf World has announced its "Men's College Player of the Week" for the period between February 23 and March 1. The feature will appear in the March 9 issue of Golf World and can be viewed online now at

This week's honoree is sophomore Steve Ziegler of Stanford. Ziegler hadn't had a round lower than 70 all season until closing with a 68-65 to win the USC/Ashworth Collegiate Invitational. His nine-under 204 also helped the Cardinal claim the team title by 10 strokes over BYU. Ziegler has a 72.50 average in six tournaments this season, and he has now finished in the top-11 three times in 2008-09.

See the next article below for complete summary of the Ziegler's great tournament plus the Cardinal's first win of the season. The team's win at USC has moved Stanford to 3rd on the Golf Digest/Golf World's rankings.

The Pac-10 named Steve the golfer of the month with the following announcement: "Ziegler, a sophomore from Broomfield, Colo., won his first career collegiate individual title in capturing medalist honors at the USC Collegiate Invitational. He fired a nine-under 71-68-65--204 to win the event by a single stroke and lead Stanford to the team title. His career-best round of 65 on the final day included six birdies on the back nine. Ziegler also posted a top-10 finish in Stanford's other tournament in February, placing seventh at the UH Hilo Intercollegiate. Ziegler was under par in four of six rounds for the month (and even par in the other two) with a 69.5 stroke average in the two tournaments."

The full release can be found here ---

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