Saturday, September 19, 2009

Top-ranked Stanford opens 2009-10 season with dual match win

Reported on -- photo of junior Sihwan Kim
Sept. 16, 2009

SOUTHHAMPTON, NY - The top-ranked Stanford men's golf team got its season off on a positive note on Tuesday, defeating Princeton, 3 ½ to 1 ½ in a dual match played at the famed Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY.

The match was contested over 36 holes on at Shinnecock, site of four U.S. Opens.

Steve Ziegler, fresh off a quarterfinal appearance at the United State Amateur, havled his match with Greg Stamas while junior Sihwan Kim posted a 3&2 victory over Patrick Wasserman. Sophomore David Chung, playing in the three spot, was defeated by Eric Salazar, 1 up while freshman sensation Andrew Yun posted a 3&2 victory over Chase Woodsum. Junior Graham Brockington scored a 2-up victory over Juan Pablo Candela.

The dual match served as a tune-up for the Fighting Illini Invitational, which will be held next week at Olympia Fields Golf Club outside of Chicago.

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