Saturday, September 16, 2017

2017-18 season gets underway at Olympia Fields near Chicago

The 2017-18 official season gets underway for Stanford pitting it's preseason ranking at #13 against a very strong national field on the highly acclaimed Olympia Fields Country Club, which has hosted a number of major championships over the years.  The field includes three teams from the Pac-12 and 8 of the top 13 preseason ranked teams.

The traveling squad for this first tournament includes seniors Franklin Huang and Bradley Knox, juniors Brandon Wu and Isaiah Salinda and sophomore Henry Shimp.  After the first round, Stanford is tied for 10th in the 15 team field, 10 strokes behind the 3 co-leaders, Alabama, Oklahoma State and Baylor.

Led by a very solid tied for 6th finish by Brandon Wu (72-68-67 207 T6), Stanford finishes in 11th place 31 strokes behind the winning Texas A & M team.

Henry Shimp completed a good tournament as he tied for 25th on rounds of 70-72-74 216 T25, followed by Bradley Knox with 72-74-77 223 to tie for 53rd.  Franklin Huang was tied for 63rd on rounds of 79-72-77 228 T74 while Isaiah Salinda finished with rounds of 76-77-74 229 to tie for 67th.

Full team results and final round scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge:
Final team results and Cardinal scorecards - click to enlarge
Stanford moved up one spot to 9th after completing a 6-over 286 team total leaving them 16 strokes behind Alabama.  The Cardinal was led by a 2-under par 68 from Brandon Wu (72-68 140 T12) followed by rounds of 72 by Henry Shimp (70-72 142 T21) and Franklin Huang (79-72 151 T58).  Bradley Knox had a 74 (72-74 146 T37) and Isiah Salinda a 79 (76-79 155 T68).

Team results and Stanford 2nd round scorecards are shown below - click to enlarge:
Second round team results and Stanford scorecards - click to enlarge

The first round team standings and Stanford hole-by-hole results are shown below --- click on the image to enlarge.

First round team scoring and Stanford scorecards - click to enlarge


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