Monday, April 18, 2011

Cardinal finishes tied for 11th in the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo

Stanford tied for 11th at the Western Intercollegiate played at the superb Pasatiempo CC designed by Alistair Mackenzie of Augusta National fame.  Although relatively short in length at 6,615 yards, the par 70 offers many challenges to even the best players.  Very fast, undulating greens provide a test of nerves and many holes require precise accuracy off the tee.  This event included 6 players from each team with 5 scores counting each day -- two Stanford players paired up in each round with two others from different teams.

MacKenzie himself lived on the 16th, one of the world's best and toughest short par fours, and Stanford's scoring showed that toughness.  In the third alone, Steven Kearney's 4-over 8 and David Chung's 7 marred otherwise solid rounds.

As he has all season long, sophomore All-American to be, Andrew Yun, was steady as a rock finishing tied for 2nd overall individually after rounds of 68-70-71 for a 1-under 209 total.  Andrew has finished in the top ten in every tournament this year, a record that few have matched over all the years of Stanford golf.

Freshman Shane Lebow's 225 total was next from rounds of 75-73-77 -- Shane's final round was up and down with two double bogies and 6 bogies offset by an eagle and birdie.  Masters participant David Chung is still rounding into form as he shot 226 on rounds of 79-73-74 to tie for 61st -- as indicated above his final round was steady with two bogies and one birdie through 15 holes but the triple bogie at 16 left him 4-over for the day.

Sophomore Steven Kearney's 227 total left him tied for 64th after rounds of 78-72-77 -- only 1-over par through 14 holes in round 3, then double and quadruple bogies back-to-back on 15 and 16 led to his 7-over score.  Senior Graham Brockington scored 232 total with rounds of 81-78-73 -- after leading qualifying going into the event Graham was likely disappointed in his finish despite a steady final round 3-over 73.  Freshman Cameron Wilson carded a 235 total on rounds of 75-81-79 -- Cameron's final 9-over total in large part was due to a quadruple bogie 8 on the first hole and a double bogie 7 on the sixth hole.

Final round scorecards are show below -- click to enlarge:
3rd round scorecards - click to enlarge

Next comes the Pac-10 championship held at our beautiful home Stanford Golf Course April 29-May 1st.  

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