Monday, September 30, 2019

The season is underway in Oregon at the Nike Golf Invite

Behind senior David Snyder's excellent tie for 4th finish, Stanford ended in 9th position at the Nike Golf Collegiate
Senior David Snyder
Invite played at Pumpkin Ridge GC outside Portland, Oregon.  The Cardinal ended up 32 strokes behind Oklahoma in the team standings.

Snyder's 8-under par 205 total (68-67-70) left him only 3 strokes behind Logan McAllister, the individual winner.  Sophomore Ethan Ng also had a fine tournament as he fired a 4-under final round 67 and finished 18th with a 3-under total of 210 on rounds of 74-69-67.

Senior Henry Shimp finished tied for 57th totaling 221 with rounds of 74-72-75.  Sophomore Daulet Tuleubayev tied for 59th at 222 on rounds of 74-73-75.  Freshman Barclay Brown, playing in his first collegiate event, came in at 230 finishing in 73rd place on rounds of 71-81-78.

Final team standings and 3rd round Stanford scorecards are shown below.
Final scoring including Stanford scorecards - click to enlarge
Next up is the Big Match versus Cal to be played at Menlo Country Club near the Stanford campus on October 9th.  This event combines both the men's and women's teams against their counterparts from across the Bay.

ROUND TWO RESULTS: story by the Stanford Daily
Senior David Snyder shot a 4-under 67 Monday to help the Stanford men's golf team move into 10th place after two rounds of the Nike Golf Collegiate Invite at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club near Portland.

Sophomore Ethan Ng shot a 2-under 69 and Stanford shot a 3-under 281 on Monday to jump three places heading into Tuesday's final round.

Snyder is tied for fifth on the individual leaderboard. He opened the day on the back nine and was 1-over through four holes before a birdie on the par-3 15th and an eagle on the par-5 18th to make the turn at a 2-under 33.

He birdied two of the final five holes and is three strokes off the lead.

Ng played the back nine at even-par, making two birdies around a double bogey. He recorded three birdies over his final nine holes and moved into a tie for 35th, improving on his first round score by five strokes.

Senior Henry Shimp also improved on his score by two strokes with a round of 1-over 72. He finished the day with four pars and a birdie.

Sophomore Daulet Tuleubayev made a slight improvement as well, scoring 2-over 73 with three birdies on the day.

Snyder will look to chase down Oklahoma's Logan McAllister, who leads at 10-under, on Tuesday during the final round.
Round two scoring - click to enlarge

NORTH PLAINS, Oregon – Stanford returned to the course on Sunday to begin its 2019-20 season. The Cardinal is the defending national champions after winning its final five tournaments last season en route to the trophy. Conditions were cold, rainy and windy for the first round of the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club – Witch Hollow. Stanford finished the day with a 3-over 287 and sits in 13th.
Round one team and Stanford scoring - click to enlarge

T8. Senior David Snyder (-3, 68)
Snyder birdied four holes and eagled No. 8 on his way to a three-under 68 … he played the front nine at 2-under, and, after a bogey on 11, finished with birdies on 13 and 15 to pace the Cardinal in round one.

T30. Freshman Barclay Brown (E, 71)
In his collegiate debut, Brown made four birdies and four bogeys … he played the front nine at 1-under and then made three bogeys to two birdies on the back nine to finish his round at even-par.

T54. Senior Henry Shimp (+3, 74)
The highlight of Shimp's round was an eagle on No. 8 … Shimp also made birdies at two and 10.

T54. Sophomore Ethan Ng (+3, 74)
Ng made three birdies on the day, playing the par 3's at 2-under.

T54. Sophomore Daulet Tuleubayev (+3, 74)
Tuleubayev birdied seven and eight to highlight his round, and then made seven pars against two bogeys on the back nine.

Oklahoma leads the way with a 14-under 270 in round one. Each of the top nine teams shot under par on Sunday. Monday's second round will tee off at 8 a.m.

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