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.

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