Saturday, February 13, 2016

Stanford hosts The Prestige at La Quinta and brings all 10 players to compete

The Prestige Teams - click to enlarge
Stanford Team Cardinal
Stanford Team White (B)

Stanford is once again co-hosting The Prestige tournament with UC Davis played on the Greg Norman Course at PGA West in La Quinta, CA.  A strong field of 15 teams including defending champion LSU and last year's runner-up Southern Cal will compete.  Stanford brings its entire squad with two of its own teams competing.  The event will also feature a match-up of the world's top two amateurs, Stanford junior Maverick McNealy and Jon Rahm of ASU.
Final Results: The Cardinal struggled in the final round posting an 8-over par 292 to finish in 6th place overall, 33 strokes behind a blazingly hot LSU team which posted a tournament low 265 final round that included a 64 and three 67s.

Stanford "A" team included final round 72s by David Boote (76-67-72 215 T23) and Jeff Swegle (75-72-72 219 T37), a 73 by Isaiah Salinda (72-72-73 217 T29), a 75 by Maverick McNealy (68-74-75 217 T29) and a 77 by Brandon Wu (67-75-77 219 T37).

We didn’t have our best stuff in the final round,” said Conrad Ray, the Knowles Family Director of Men’s golf. “The course was very demanding early and we never got any momentum going on the front nine. Lots of credit goes to LSU on a great round. We have a lot of work to do, but will have some good time to prep for Cabo.”

Although Stanford had steady play by all 5 players, the team lacked enough rounds in the 60s compared with the leaders.  LSU had eight total rounds in the sixties while Stanford had three.  Compared to the rest of the field, Stanford's lowest individual finish of tie for 37th was second best behind only LSU.  But for once the team lacked anyone going low for the event.

The Stanford "B" team had a better final round total of 290 as they were led by Viraat Badhwar's 69 (77-72-69 215 T34), followed by Franklin Huang's 71 (75-73-71 219 T37), and two 75s by Chris Meyer (77-76-75 228 T64) and Dominic Francks (78-79-75 232 70th).  Bradley Knox finished with a 77 (70-77-77 224 T57).

Final round scorecards and team results are shown below -- click to enlarge:
Final round scorecards and team results - click to enlarge

Round 2 Results: On a good day for scoring with light winds and temperatures in the high eighties, Stanford's "A" team finished 1 over for the day and sits in 3rd place, moving 11 strokes behind the hot shooting ASU team which was 15 under par on the day.

David Boote had a strong 67 (76-67 143 T23) in his second round behind 5 birdies and an eagle 2 at the par 4 14th hole.  Isaiah Salinda  (72-72 144 T25) and Jeff Swegle (75-72 147 T36) both had 1 over 72, Maverick McNealy shot a 74 (68-74-142 T18) and Brandon Wu a 75 (67-75 142 T18).

Playing for the Stanford "B" team, Viraat Badhwar had a 72 (77-72 149 T46), Franklin Huang a 73 (75-73 148 T42), Chris Meyers shot a 76 (77-76 153 T66), Bradley Knox had 77 (70-77 147 T36) and Dominick Francks had a 79 (78-79 157 T73).

Team and individual scorecards for round 2 are shown below - click on image to enlarge:
Round 2 scorecards and team scores - click to enlarge
Round 1 Results: Stanford's "Cardinal" Team A finished round 1 in 2nd place, 5 strokes behind LSU.  Freshman Brandon Wu led the way with a 4-under 67 to put him 2nd place overall as an individual.  Maverick McNealy had a 68, Isaiah Salinda a 72, Jeffrey Swegle a 75 and David Boote a 76 for the "Cardinal" team.  Frederick Wedel of Pepperdine had the low individual round of 66.

Stanford "White" team B was led by Bradley Knox with a 70, followed by Franklin Huang's 75 (despite a triple bogey on 16 and a double bogey on 17), Viraat BAdhwar and Chris Meyers with 77 and Dominick Francks with 78.

Team and individual scorecards are shown below - click on image to enlarge:
Round 1 scorecards and team scoring - click to enlarge

1 comment:

  1. THE Tigers will prowl for more birdies today, while THE Trees will see more forest.


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