Friday, March 1, 2019

12 Top teams compete in the Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas

Field and Stanford players - click on image to enlarge

FINAL RESULTS: by - includes several videos
LAS VEGAS – Hanging tough against a talented field that included seven of the top-25 teams in the country, Stanford pocketed its best finish of the season Tuesday by placing third in the Southern Highlands Collegiate at Southern Highlands Golf Club.
The Cardinal closed with an even-par score of 288 to conclude at 10-under 854. Oklahoma won the event at 14-under 850, while Texas took second at 851.

"Nice finish against a very strong field," said Conrad Ray, the Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf. "We got off to a slow start but hung in there and had a chance to win with five or six holes left."

Senior Brandon Wu and junior Henry Shimp collected top-10's for Stanford. Wu fired a 2-under-par 70 in the final round to secure third at 8-under 208, and Shimp shot 73 to garner a tie for ninth at 3-under 213.
It marked Wu's second consecutive top-3 showing. Last month, he matched his career-best finish by securing second at The Prestige Presented by Charles Schwab.

"Another close call for Brandon and a solid week for Henry," Ray said. "It was great to see both play well and lead us."

Cole Hammer of Texas and Jack Trent of UNLV tied for medalist honors at 10-under 206. Trent won the title on the third playoff hole.
Cardinal senior Isaiah Salinda saved his best for last. He blitzed the back nine in 4-under 32 and posted a 70 to tie for 14th at 2-under 214, notching five birdies on the day. Salinda and Shimp birdied the par-5 18th hole.
Junior David Snyder (77) tied for 44th at 5-over 221 and sophomore Nate Menon (75) tied for 63rd at 11-over 227.

Final Round Scoring below - click on image to enlarge.

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The Cardinal returns to competition on March 28-30 when it hosts the 50th edition of The Goodwin at Stanford Golf Course. Named after former head coach Wally Goodwin, who was inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame last year, 26 teams will compete in the 54-hole event. 

Seniors Brandon Wu and Isaiah Salinda bettered par to help Stanford maintain second place on Monday in the second round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate at Southern Highlands Golf Club.
Wu posted a 4-under-par 68 and Salinda a 69 to help the Cardinal shoot 6-under 282, a two-stroke improvement from Sunday's strong opening round. Both registered five birdies.
Stanford has a 36-hole score of 10-under 566 and trails Georgia Tech by one shot in the 15-team tournament. Oklahoma is third at 568.
The final round is Tuesday.
Wu blitzed the front nine with a 4-under 32, fashioning consecutive birdies at No. 2, 3 and 4. He finished strong, sinking a lengthy right-to-left birdie putt at the par-5 18th hole.
Wu and Parker Coody of Texas share second individually at 6-under 138, three strokes behind Jack Trent of host UNLV.
Salinda had three birdies on the front side, going back-to-back at No. 8 and 9 to forge a 2-under 34. He's tied for 20th with teammate David Snyder (73) at even par 144.
Junior Henry Shimp continued his outstanding play. He followed up Sunday's 68 with a 72 and is tied for sixth at 4-under 140.
Sophomore Nate Menon (74) is tied for 66th.    
The final round will be live streamed on starting at noon PT.

Second round scoring is shown below:
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LAS VEGAS – Sparked by junior Henry Shimp's career-best 4-under-par 68, Stanford is second after
Henry Shimp
Sunday's opening round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate at Southern Highlands Golf Club.

The Cardinal combined for a score of 3-under 285 in the tough, 15-team field. Georgia Tech leads at 5-under 283.
Shimp collected three birdies on each side and posted a pair of 2-under 34's, going back-to-back at No. 3 and 4 and 14 and 15. He is third individually. His previous low score was 69 last year in the second round of the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate.
Junior David Snyder recorded five birdies and senior Brandon Wu had three to shoot 1-under 71's and they share seventh. Senior Isaiah Salinda (75) is tied for 45th and sophomore Nate Menon (78) is tied for 69th.
Noah Norton of Georgia Tech and Jack Trent of UNLV lead the medalist race after posting 67's.
The second round will be played on Monday, followed by the final round Tuesday. Live streaming begins at noon PT at

First round scoring is shown below:
First round scoring - click on image to enlarge

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