Monday, February 28, 2011

Stanford finishes 4th at the USC Invitational

The Cardinal finishes 4th at the USC Invitational as summarized below led by the outstanding play of sophomore Andrew Yun.  Next up will be a big tournament in Greensboro, NC at the end of March.

The USC Invitational was Feb 28 and March 1 at North Ranch CC in Westlake Village, CA.  Live scoring by GolfStat is available for the event that as usual has attracted a very strong field.  Some background on the tournament can be found on USC's website.  The 15-team field includes Arizona State, BYU, California, Cal State Northridge, Fresno State, Michigan, Oregon, Pepperdine, San Diego, San Diego State, Stanford, UC Davis, UCLA, USC and Washington.

Stanford is represented by Andrew Yun, David Chung, Steve Ziegler, Cameron Wilson and Sihwan Kim and is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing tournament in Hawaii.  Stanford won this event in 2009 when Steve Ziegler was the low individual finisher.

This link will take you to practice round videos provided by Coach Phil Rowe.  I've included 2 out of the many videos of each Stanford player.

Stanford ends in 4th place behind San Diego State, UCLA and Oregon, finishing 13 shots behind.  Andrew Yun led the way tying for 5th individually as he continued his strong play this season with steady rounds of 70-70-71.

David Chung tied for 35th on rounds of 74-75-71, Cameron Wilson was tied for 44th after his 68-72-82, Steve Ziegler was tied for 51st shooting 73-80-72 and Sihwan Kim tied for 70th on rounds of 83-72-75.

As shown by the scores, golf can be a very uneven challenge as demonstrated by Cameron's brilliant first round 68 with four birdies and 3 bogies contrasted with his third round 82 including 8 bogies and a double bogie with no birdies.  Only Andrew Yun found a way to play steady golf throughout.
Final round scorecards - click to enlarge

After round one Stanford is in 6th place, but only 5 shots behind the leader UCLA.  Freshman Cameron Wilson led the way with a 68, followed by Andrew Yun with 70, Steve Ziegler with 73, David Chung with 74 and Sihwan Kim's 83.

Scorecards for each player can be found below:
Round One Scorecards for Stanford - click to enlarge

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