Monday, March 28, 2011

Cardinal tied for 3rd in Linger Longer Invitational at Reynolds Plantation in Georgia

The renowned Great Waters Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, at Reynolds Plantation in Eatonville, Georgia is the site of the Linger Longer Invitational, hosted by the University of Georgia.  The solid field includes all southern teams except for the Cardinal, including Alabama, Chattanooga, Kennesaw State, Florida State, Charlotte, Memphis, Coastal Carolina, Mercer, Appalachian State, Jacksonville and Furman. Live scoring is provided by GolfStat.

The Cardinal ended tied for 3rd, two shots behind 2nd place Chattanooga and 20 shots behind Alabama.  Stanford was once again led by sophomore Andrew Yun who finished tied for 4th individually with rounds of 71-68-72.  Over the three days Andrew had only two bogies and one double bogie offset by 9 birdies.

Steven Kearney had his best tournament result finishing tied for 13th with rounds of 73-74-71 - Steven finished with an eagle 3 on the final hole to move Stanford into the tie for 3rd position.  Steve Ziegler tied for 21st with 73-73-74, Cameron Wilson finished 27th after his 77-71-74 rounds and David Chung tied for 58th with rounds of 72-81-77.  David is off to play in the Masters at Augusta National while the team travels to Austin, Texas to play in their next event April 4-6.

Final round scorecards can be found below:
Final round scorecards - click to enlarge
Stanford remained in 3rd position after two rounds trailing the leading Alabama team by 13 shots.  Andrew Yun continued his strong play with rounds of 71-68 (T3), followed by Steve Ziegler's 73-73, Steven Kearney's 73-74, Cameron Wilson's 77-71 and David Chung's 72-81.  Graham Brockington playing as an individual had 74-75.  After two rounds of play, Andrew Yun has a single bogie and 6 birdies.

Round 1 was delayed by thunderstorms for two hours with the Cardinal ending up in third place after rounds of 71 (Andrew Yun), 72 (David Chung), 73 (Steve Ziegler and Steven Kearney) and 77 by Cameron Wilson.  Graham Brockington, playing as an individual, shot a 74.  Andrew's 71 included 17 pars and one birdie while David Chung's par round was marred by a final hole double bogie 7.

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