Monday, October 26, 2009

Cardinal finishes 3rd in Isleworth Collegiate at Tiger's home course in Windermere, FL

Stanford finished 3rd, 7 shots behind Oklahoma State and 2 behind Florida at the challenging Isleworth CC, home to a number of top professionals including Tiger Woods. Sihwan Kim led the way with rounds of 70-74-68, finishing 2nd individually, 1 shot behind the Bud Cauley -- Sihwan's finish was highlighted by his tournament low final round 68 in tough conditions. Sihwan's final round included 6 birdies and only 2 bogies.

The Stanford Daily reported: “It came down to the final round,” said coach Conrad Ray. “We hung in there on the back nine and it ended up being closer than we expected. The guys were a little disappointed that they didn’t place higher, but overall it was a good week.”

Junior Sihwan Kim was runner up by just one stroke on the individual ladder. Kim entered the final round tied for fifth place but drained six birdies to threaten the tournament individual winner, Bud Cauley of Alabama.

“Sihwan has really been doing great for us,” Ray said. “He has been handling his emotions well and has matured a lot. As a result, he has been playing better and is more confident on the green. He putted really well to make up for both good and bad shots this tournament.”

“Hopefully all of this will continue for Sihwan,” Ray continued. “I am seeing more and more of the Sihwan that we all know and love coming back.” Here is the complete Stanford Daily article.

Steve Ziegler finished 19th with rounds of 68-74-81, David Chung finished tied for 29th shooting 82-77-68, Andrew Yun tied for 33rd after rounds of 71-75-82 and Jordan Cox was 72nd with rounds of 80-81-85. ASU finished 12th 24 shots behind Stanford and Washington was 13th 25 shots behind the Cardinal.

Located in Windermere, Florida, the tournament invited many of the nation's top teams.

Complete scoring live can be found at

Here you can view a terrific collection of practice round photos of the Stanford team.

Here you'll find the main tournament website -

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