Monday, October 11, 2010

Cardinal ties for 2nd and Andrew Yun 1st in the Prestige at PGA West

Stanford finishes 2nd at the Prestige tournament held in La Quinta at the PGA West Stadium Course.  Sophomore Andrew Yun wins the individual event by 6 shots as he shot a brilliant 7-under, bogie-free, 65 final round, after opening rounds of 70-69.  Finishing in 5th individually was freshman Cameron Wilson with rounds of 67-70-76, while Steve Ziegler had rounds of 79-74-74 to finish tied for 47th.  Freshman Shane Lebow had rounds of 81-68-77 to tie for 43rd and Steven Kearney finished tied for 67th with rounds of 78-76-80.  Graham Brockington playing as an individual had rounds of 87-81-76 to tie for 77th.

Congrats to Andrew for his great win, as well as to Cameron for his top 5 finish.  Complete scoring by GolfStat.  "It was neat to see Andrew Yun get first tourney win," Stanford coach Conrad Ray said. "He played a flawless final round with final round pins on the Stadium Course. Hats off to him." After the event Andrew was named national player of the week by Golf Week.

As a team, the Cardinal finished in a tie for second after a final round of 4-over-par 292. California took the team title with a three-day total of even-par 864. Stanford and Washington tied for second, three strokes back.

"It was a good tournament for us all things considered," said Ray. "Everyone contributed and with two other freshmen in the lineup, tying for second is a nice week."

Yun played sensational golf all weekend, making 15 birdies and just three bogies on the PGA West Stadium Course. His final round was the best of the day as he separated himself from the rest of the field. 

Final round scorecards for all team players can be found below -- click to enlarge.
Final round scorecards for all players - click to enlarge

With the tournament's lowest round, Stanford climbed into a first place tie with Cal riding their young players to a 7-under 281 2nd round total.  Freshman Shane Lebow rebounded with a 4-under 68 and fellow frosh Cameron Wilson had 70 (he's in 2nd individually with 67-70) and sophomore Andrew Yun is tied for 3rd overall with rounds of 70-69.  Senior Steve Ziegler birdied his last hole to shoot 74 and Steven Kearney had a 76.  Complete scoring by GolfStat.

The afternoon round was played in near 100 degree weather with light winds.  A 7:30 am start in the final round will cool off the field in a day when Stanford and Cal will go head-to-head.  Totals are Wilson (67-70), Yun (70-69), Lebow (81-68), Ziegler (79-74) and Kearney (78-76).  Playing as an individual, Graham Brockington had rounds of 87-81.

Second round scorecards for all team players can be found below --- click to enlarge.
2nd round scorecards --- click to enlarge
Freshman Cameron Wilson led the way in the first round as he was 1st individually with his 5-under 67 at the Prestige being played at famed the famed PGA West Stadium Course in La Quinta, CA.  Stanford is tied for 3rd in this event which it's hosting with UC Davis.  Other Stanford scores in the first round were Andrew Yun's 70, Steven Kearney's 78, Steve Ziegler's 79 and freshman Shane Lebow's 81.  Complete scoring by GolfStat.

Cameron's round featured 8 birdies on the way to nines of 33 & 34 as can be seen below on his scorecard.  Andrew's solid 2-under round included 4 birdies and two bogies.  Steven's 78 included two double bogies and a triple bogies to offset his 3 birdies.  The back nine proved the undoing for both Steve Ziegler and Shane Lebow who shot 41 and 42 respectively.

Missing from the team this week are Sihwan Kim who has been competing in the Asian Amateur in Japan and #1 player David Chung who is unavailable.

First round hole-by-hole scoring by Stanford - click to enlarge

Swing videos from a practice round are below.
Below is a slide show from the practice round.

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