Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pac-12 Championship played in Southern California

FINAL RESULTS: in part by Gostanford.com
Senior Jeffrey Swegle paces Cardinal with a tied for 8th finish
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. – Displaying a strong finishing kick, four players broke par to help No. 12 Stanford finish fourth Wednesday at the 59th Annual Pac-12 Conference Championships.
The Cardinal combined for a score of 8-under 348 -- tied for second-best on the day – to wind up at 18-under 1,402 in the 12-team, 72-hole regular season finale at Rolling Hills Country Club.
Host USC posted a wire-to-wire win at 31-under 1,389, four shots ahead of Colorado (1,393).
"Proud of how the guys bounced back and everyone shot around par or better," said Conrad Ray, the Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf. "The course got harder and faster each day, so we had a solid day with the conditions."
Senior Jeffrey Swegle paced Stanford with a tie for eighth. He shot rounds of 67-65-74-69 to conclude at 10-under 275.
On Wednesday, Swegle holed a sand wedge for eagle at the par-4 eighth and also drove two short par-4s, adding three birdies.
He has now had two top 10 finishes in his last 3 events (2nd and T8) and  placed 16th or higher in four of his last five starts and is a combined 20-under.  He 
Senior Franklin Huang registered his third top 10 of the season by tying for 10th at 7-under 277 (65-69-71-72). Sophomore David Snyder (74-69-70-69) recorded a career-best tie for 19th (74-69-70-69) with a score of 2-under 282, carding birdies on three of his last four holes Wednesday.
Junior Brandon Wu (68-72-72-72) was steady all week and tied for 27th at 1-over 284, while junior Isaiah Salinda saved his best for last, closing with a 3-under 68. He forged five birdies and only one bogey to earn a share of 48th at 5-over 289. Senior Bradley Knox also turned in his best performance of the tournament with a 70 and tied for 52nd at 6-over 290.
Justin Suh of USC captured medalist honors with a score of 16-under 268, with four players sharing second at 272.
Stanford now awaits word on the NCAA Regionals, May 14-16. Teams and sites will be announced on the Golf Channel next Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. PT. All are shooting for spots in the NCAA Championships, May 24-29 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
"We've got some good, positive momentum," Ray said. "Excited to hear about our next assignment."
Final Results - click to enlarge

Stanford lost ground and looks to make it up Wednesday in the final round of 59th Pac-12 Championships at Rolling Hills Country Club near Los Angeles.

After opening with 9-under totals of 346, the third round was a struggle, as the Cardinal compiled a 7-over 362. Stanford slipped from second to fifth with a 54-hole score of 11-under 1,054.

Host USC continues to set a torrid pace at 27-under 1,038, five strokes ahead of Arizona State (-22). The Cardinal is eight strokes out of third place.

Seniors Franklin Huang and Jeffrey Swegle remained in the top 10 individually. Huang made three birdies and three bogeys on the links-style layout to post an even-par 71 and is tied for fourth at 8-under 205. Swegle (75) is a shot back at 206 and knotted for ninth.

Junior Brandon Wu (72) has a share of 24th at 1-under 212, while sophomore David Snydernotched the team's best round with 1-under 70 and is tied for 28th at even par 213.

Senior Bradley Knox (76) is at 7-over at 220, followed by junior Isaish Salinda (75) at 221.

Justin Suh of USC leads in the medalist race with a three-round score of 16-under 197, six shots in front of George Cunningham of Arizona (203).

Below are the first 3 round standings and individual scoring for the top 8 teams - click on image to enlarge.

ROUND 1 & 2 RESULTS: by Gostanford.com
Three players posted 36-hole sub-par totals Monday to lift the 12th-ranked Stanford men's golf team into second place after two rounds of the 59th Pac-12 Championships at Rolling Hills Country Club in southern California.

Counting the best five out of six scores, the Cardinal tallied a pair of 9-under 346's to finish at 18-under 692. Host USC holds the lead at 23-under 687 (347-340).

Senior Jeffrey Swegle led the way with rounds of 67-65 to conclude at 10-under 132 and shares the individual top spot with Justin Suh (68-64) of USC. Senior Franklin Huang (65-69) is tied for third at 8-under 134, and junior Brandon Wu (68-72) secured a share of 19th at 2-under 140.

Swegle, coming off two consecutive strong showings, collected six birdies in the morning and seven in the afternoon. Huang shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 in the morning, blitzing the back nine in 5-under 31, and fashioned 10 birdies on the day.

David Snyder (74-69) is tied for 36th, followed by Bradley Knox (73-71) and Isaiah Salinda(73-73).  See top 7 team and player scoring for round one and two below - click on image to enlarge
Round 1 and 2 Scoring - click to enlarge

Stanford starts third round play Tuesday at 9 a.m. PT. The final round will be contested Wednesday.

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