Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stanford finishes 2nd at the Pac-10 Championship in Tempe, AZ

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April 28, 2010 TEMPE, Ariz. - Stanford's men's golf team shot an eight-over team score of 363 in the final round of the Pac-10 Championships and finished second in the event, three shots behind Washington, which rallied from a seven stroke deficit to defend its team title.

The Cardinal, which led the field at the end of the first three rounds, finished the tournament with a 72-hole score of 1386 (-34). Washington carded a final round 353 (-2) in windy conditions to deny the Cardinal of winning its first Pac-10 team title since 1994.

USC finished third at 1396 (-24), followed by Arizona State (1401; -19) and Oregon State (1407; -13).

Stanford had three players finish in the top-10 of the individual competition, paced by senior Joseph Bramlett, who tied for fourth at 273 (-11). Bramlett carded a final round 75 on Wednesday after turning in three straight 66's.

Bramlett finished five strokes behind medalist Eric Mina of California, who turned in a final round 68 (-3) to overtake Arizona State's Jesper Kennegard (269; -15) for the individual title.

Junior Steve Ziegler and freshman Andrew Yun tied for 10th at 276 (-8). Yun shot a final round 73 while Ziegler closed with a 69.

Sophomore David Chung shot his second straight 73 (+2) and finished tied for 20th at 282. Junior Sihwan Kim was also part of the log jam at 282 after closing with a 73 on Wednesday.

Freshman Andre DeDecker shot a final round 77 and finished 58th at 299.

April 27, 2010 TEMPE, Ariz. - Stanford's men's golf team will take a seven shot lead into the final round of the Pac-10 Championships being contested at the Karsten Course in Tempe, Ariz.

The Cardinal maintained its place atop the leaderboard after three rounds, as Stanford shot a 7-under team score of 348 today and is now 42-under after 54 holes at 1023.

If Stanford is to win its first Pac-10 title since 1994, it will have to hold off a hard-charging Washington squad, which blistered the Karsten Course in the third round, carding a 15-under team score of 340 today. The Huskies are 35-under for the tournament and are seven strokes off the lead heading into tomorrow's final round.

Arizona State is in third place at 1036 (-29), followed by UCLA (1044; -21) and USC (1045; -20).

Stanford senior Joseph Bramlett turned in his third straight five-under 66 today and is in second place on the individual leaderboard at 198 (-15), two strokes behind leader Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State (196; -17).

Freshman Andrew Yun is now tied for eighth at 203 (-10) after carding a five-under 66 today. Steve Ziegler is tied for 14th at 207 (-6) after turning in a one-under 70.

Sophomore David Chung slipped back into a tie for 18th after finishing with a two-over 73 today after posting a pair of 68's on Monday. Junior Sihwan Kim was five-over on his round today, finishing with a 76 after turning in rounds of 63 and 70 on Monday. Freshman Andre DeDecker is in 57th at 222 (+9) afer shooting a 73 today.

August 26 TEMPE, Ariz. - Stanford's men's golf team, paced by senior Joseph Bramlett and junior Sihwan Kim, top the leaderboard after two rounds of the Pac-10 Conference Championships being held at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.
Stanford's 36-hole team score of 675 (-35) came on rounds of 330 and 345 on Monday, as the Cardinal took advantaged of perfect scoring conditions to build a 13 shot lead over second place Arizona State (688).
USC is in third place at 689 (-21), followed by Washington (690) and UCLA (693).
Head coach Conrad Ray knew if his team was going to be a factor this weekend, the Cardinal would need to make a statement at the top of the lineup. Stanford was up to the task in the first two rounds after senior Joseph Bramlett and junior Sihwan Kim combined to shoot 19-under par on Monday.
Bramlett carded a pair of 66's and at 132, is in second place on the individual leaderboard, three strokes off the pace set by Arizona State's Jesper Kennegard (129; 63-66).
Bramlett had 11 birdies and just one bogey on his cards today.
Kim, who did not break 80 in any of his three rounds at the ASU/Thunderbird Invitational held on the Karsten Course just a few weeks ago, shot an 8-under par 63 in the morning round, followed by a one-under 70 this afternoon. At 133, he is four strokes off behind second round leader Kennegard.
Kim's morning round featured nine birdies and one bogey. Six of his birdies came on the front side of the Karsten Course.
Sophomore David Chung was steady all day for the Cardinal, turning in a pair of 68's and is tied for ninth after two rounds at 136 (-9). Chung was helped by eagles in each round.

WHAT: The 51st annual Pacific-10 Conference Men’s Golf Championship.
WHEN: Monday-Wednesday, April 26-28, 2010
HOST: Arizona State will serve as the host for the 72-hole Championship.
ASU Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz.
Par 71, 7,057 yards
WHO: Men’s golf teams from all 10 institutions will compete for bragging rights at the 2010 Pac-10 Men’s Golf Championship.
ADMISSION: Admission to the 2010 Pacific-10 Men’s Golf Championship is free.
MEDIA CONTACT: Arizona State’s Doug Tammaro will serve as the media contact for the 2010 Pac-10 Men’s Golf Championship. For media inquiries you can contact him via email at tammaro@asu.edu.
TOURNAMENT RESULTS: At the conclusion of each round, results will be posted on the Pac-10’s web site (www.pac-10.org) and a link will also be available on the Pac-10 website to live Golfstat scoring.


Oregon State senior Diego Velasquez holds the No. 3 ranking in the nation according to Golfweek. The Bogota, Colombia native owns a 70.59 scoring average and is on pace to break the school record by a full stroke. In October at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, Velasquez took first with a score of 10-under 206. At the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, he finished tied for 16th, 2-under 211. His teammate Mike Barry finished tied for 8th to help the squad finish seventh overall in the high-powered field. Velasquez has been named to the watch list for the Ben Hogan Award, which is presented annually to the best collegiate golfer in the nation.
Washington senior Nick Taylor is ranked fourth in the nation and comes into the Pac-10 Championships fresh off a second place finish at the U.S. Intercollegiate with a score of five-under 205. His performance included three-straight rounds of under-70 golf, and led Washington to a third place team finish in the tournament. At the difficult ASU Sundevil Invitational Taylor finished tied for third with a score of six-under 207 to help the team come back from being down by 16 strokes to win the invitational. For the second-straight year he has been named one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Ben Hogan Award.

Stanford sophomore David Chung is playing strongly coming into the Pac-10 Championships after tying for 6th place at the U.S. Intercollegiate with a score of three-under 207. The Cardinal is the highest ranked Pac-10 team, ranked No. 4 according to Golfweek, and Chung led the squad to a fourth place finish at the ASU Invitational, finishing in eighth place after shooting a final round of 68. He was named one of ten finalists for the Ben Hogan Award, given annually to the best collegiate golfer in the nation. Chung was recently selected to compete on the U.S. squad at the Palmer Cup which showcases the top collegiate players from the United States and Europe.

The No. 6 ranked UCLA team finished second at the Western Intercollegiate recently, led by sophomore Alex Shi Yup Kim, who tied for fourth at three-under 210. Kim is ranked No. 23 in the country according to Golfweek. Freshman Pontus Widegren has been named the 2010 Palmer Cup’s Team Europe. At the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, the Bruins took second and Widegren tied for 16th at two-under 211.

No. 14 ranked Eugene Wong of Oregon won the Western Intercollegiate and helped lead the Ducks to their school-best fourth team title this season. Wong also earned a win a the USC Invitational finishing 10-under 203. These two victories mark the first of Wong’s career. For his efforts Wong was named the Pac-10 Men’s Golfer of the Month for March.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

David Chung is named to the 2010 Palmer Cup team

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford sophomore David Chung has been selected to compete for the United States team at the 2010 Palmer Cup which will be held June 24-26 at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Ireland.

The Palmer Cup is an international collegiate that matches top players from the United States and Europe in a Ryder Cup-style event.

Joining Chung on the United State's team will be Florida's Tyson Alexander, John Chin of UCI, Dustin Garza of Wichita State, Georgia's Russell Henley, Daniel Miernicki of Oregon, Charlotte's Corey Nagy and Jonathan Randolph of Mississippi. The U.S. squad will be lead by head coach Chris Zambri of Southern California and assistant coach Brian Sharp of Virginia Tech. Although the United States team does not have a returning player, Alexander's father Buddy coached the U.S. squad to victory at Whistling Straits in 2005.

The European team will consist of James Byrne and Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State, East Tennessee State's Rhys Enoch, David Lingmerth of Arkansas, Augusta State's Henrik Norlander, Andrea Pavan of Texas A&M, Stirling's Patrick Spraggs and Pontus Widegren of UCLA. Italy's Pavan and Norlander of Sweden will be competing in their second Palmer Cup after leading the Euros to victory last summer at Cherry Hills Country Club. Byrne hails from Scotland, Enoch and Spraggs from England and Kennegard, Lingmerth and Widegren from Sweden. Dean Robertson of Scotland and Sweden's Walle Danewid will coach the European team for the second-straight year.

The all-time Palmer Cup series is tied 6-6-1.

Here's a Golf Week article about the 2010 Palmer Cup participants.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

David Chung named a semifinalist for the 2010 Ben Hogan Award

Congratulations go to sophomore David Chung whose outstanding 2009-2010 season play has led to him being named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2010 Ben Hogan Award, the most prestigious award in men's college golf.

In 7 events this season, David has 4 top 10 finishes and a team leading 71.3 stroke average.

As announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America, the semifinalists are Bud Cauley of Alabama, Stanford’s David Chung, Harris English and Russell Henley of Georgia, Texas’ Dylan Frittelli, Brendan Gielow of Wake Forest, Augusta State’s Patrick Reed, Nick Taylor of Washington and Oklahoma State’s Kevin Tway and Peter Uihlein.

The semifinalists were announced on Golfweek TV. To view the video you can follow this link: http://www.golfweek.com/videos/2010/apr/14/429/

The Hogan Award finalists will be announced on May 11 and will be invited to Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Hogan Award presentation on the evening of May 24.

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Hogan Award Watch List
(in alphabetical order)

Bud Cauley, Alabama
David Chung, Stanford
Harris English, Georgia
Dylan Frittelli, Texas
Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest
Russell Henley, Georgia
Patrick Reed, Augusta State
Nick Taylor, Washington
Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State
Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Stanford's US Intercollegiate has tie to the PGA Tour for first time

The PGA Tour and college golf are linking up for the first time at Stanford's U.S. Intercollegiate tourney.  The medalist of this year's event will receive a full exemption into the field of the PGA Tour's Reno-Tahoe Open to be held July 15-18.

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's men's golf team recorded a final round team score of 276 to finish seventh at the U.S. Intercollegiate played at Stanford Golf Course. Complete scoring is available at http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=1655.

The Cardinal's 54-hole team score of 853 (+13) were 14 strokes behind Oregon, which won the team title with a one-under score of 839. San Diego State finished second at 842 (+2), followed by Washington (843; +3) and UCLA (849; +5) and USC (849; +5).

Daniel Miernicki of Oregon claimed medalist honors with a eight-under par 202 on rounds of 70, 68 and 64, edging out Nick Taylor of Washington (205).

Stanford was led by sophomore David Chung, who shot a final round 67 to finish tied for sixth, three strokes behind Miernicki.

Steve Ziegler's final round of 65 valuted the junior from 32nd into a tied for 11th. His 65 was the second lowest score of the third round behind Miernicki's 64.

"We competed well on the last day but dug ourselves too big of a hole over the first two rounds," said head coach Conrad Ray. "I saw some good signs today, especially with the play of Chung and Ziegler."

Freshman Andre De Decker, playing as an individual, tied for 44th at 219 (71-75-73).
Senior Jordan Cox tied for 51st with a 10-over score of 220, closing with a 72.
Freshman Andrew Yun was also 10-over at 220 after a final round 73.
Senior Joseph Bramlett tied for 57th with an 11-over 221, carding a 72 over his final 18 holes.
Graham Brockington, also playing as an individual, tied for 57th with a 221 on rounds of 75, 74 and 72.
Steve Kearney shot a final round 66 and tied for 68th at 223.
Sihwan Kim shot a final round 72 and finished tied for 79th at 226.
Wilson Bowen tied for 94th at 233 on rounds of 86, 75 and 72.

Stanford will next be in action at the Pac-10 Championships, set for Apr. 26-28 at the Karsten Course in Tempe, Ariz.

STANFORD, Calif. - The 42nd Annual U.S. Intercollegiate Golf Tournament, featuring five of the top-10 teams in the nation, gets underway on Sunday, April 11 at the Stanford University Golf Course.
Teams will tee off on holes 1 and 10 on Sunday and Monday starting at 9:00 a.m. and use a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start for Tuesday's final round. Stanford Golf Course will play at a length of 6,727 yards and to a par of 70 for this event.

The 20-team field features five teams ranked in the top-10 by Golfstat, including in No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Washington, No. 4 Oregon, No. 6 UCLA and No. 8 Arizona State.
Other teams in the field include California, Denver, Fresno State, Hawaii, Lamar, Long Beach State, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Diego State, San Francisco, San Jose State, UC Davis, UC Irvine, USC and Washington State.
Six of the nation's top-20 players are also expected to be in the field, including No. 1 Diego Velasquez of Oregon State, No. 3 John Chin of UC Irvine, No. 4 Eugene Wong of Oregon, No. 8 
Sihwan Kim of Stanford, No. 17 and defending champion Nick Taylor of Washington and No. 19 Brooks Koepka of Denver.

The medalist of this year's U.S. Intercollegiate will earn an automatic exemption into the 2010 Reno-Tahoe Open, which will take place from July 15-18 at the Montreux Golf & Country Club.

"Over the years the U.S. Intercollegiate has become one of the top West Coast college events," said Knowles Family Director of Golf  Conrad Ray. " The Stanford Golf Course stands up to par and the weather forecast looks good so we should have a fantastic competition.

"With the majority of the Pac-10 Conference in attendance the level of play will be very high," said Ray. "Our guys really look forward to playing well at home because there is a lot of local knowledge about playing Stanford well so I hope we can execute our plan properly. We are also excited about the Reno Tahoe Open exemption. It is a first for our event and a really neat thing for college golf in general."

 Washington won last year's event with a 36-under team score of 804, 15 strokes ahead of second place USC (819). Nick Taylor of Washington took medalist honors with a 12-under score of 198 on rounds of 69, 66 and 63, edging out teammate Darren Wallace by one stroke.

Stanford placed fourth last year with an 11-under team score of 829. The Cardinal has won the event 12 times since the tournament's inception in 1968, most recently in 2007, edging out Minnesota in a tie breaker for the title. Rob Grube is the last Stanford player to win the individual title, as he captured medalist honors in 2006 and '07.

Stanford, ranked second in GolfStat's Top-25 poll, is coming off a fourth place finish at last weekend's ASU/Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, where the Cardinal shot a 54-hole team score of 846, seven strokes behind tournament-winner Washington (839).

Stanford began its spring schedule with a win at the Mauna Lani Invitational and then placed eighth at the USC Collegiate Invitational.

The U.S. Intercollegiate will be the team's final tune up before the Pac-10 Conference Championships, scheduled for Apr. 26-28 at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe.

Golf Digest Online (3/9/10 story) - Winners at a handful of amateur tournaments already earn exemptions into PGA Tour stops (Southern Am into the Arnold Palmer Invitational; Players Amateur into The Heritage, etc.). Now the medalist at (the) U.S. Intercollegiate at Stanford GC in Palo Alto, Calif., will get that same perk. Officials with the Reno-Tahoe Open announced they'll give the champion at Stanford GC in Palo Alto, Calif., a spot in their field this coming July, becoming the only PGA Tour event to do so.

“Not only is this an incredible opportunity for a top-level collegiate golfer to gain exposure and experience on the PGA TOUR, it’s also an avenue for the tournament to create buzz in key regional markets,” said Reno-Tahoe Open executive director 
Jana Smoley in a release. “Because this is such a unique situation for a college athlete in that it offers such an exciting and potentially life changing reward, it also presents a great opportunity to bring visitors from sought-after West Coast markets in which these athletes attend school.”

Read More http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-tours-news/blogs/college-golf/2010/03/us-intercollegiate-winner-to-g.html#ixzz0kiVSI94R

Friday, April 2, 2010

ASU Invitational Results at the Karsten Golf Course against a top field

ASU hosts its annual college golf tournament played at the Karsten Golf Course next to campus. Live scoring can be found at http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=1619

The Pac-10 Championships, slated to begin April 26, will also take place at Karsten Golf Course.
This tournament welcomes some of the nation’s toughest competition, including No. 1 Oregon, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 Washington, No. 5 UCLA, No. 7 UNLV, No. 12 USC, No. 23 California and No. 25 Oregon State in addition to the host No. 9 ranked ASU team.

Competing for the Cardinal are Joseph Bramlett, Sihwan Kim, Steve Ziegler, David Chung and Andrew Yun who hales from Arizona.

A pre-tournament story can be found here.