Sunday, March 1, 2020

Stanford competes in Los Cabos, Mexico against 14 other teams

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LOS CABOS, Mexico – Highlighted by freshman Barclay Brown's second-place finish, Stanford Men's Golf placed sixth at the 2020 Cabo Collegiate. The Cardinal finished the tournament at 1-over, as No. 9 Arizona State won the event. The field consisted of 14 teams ranked inside the Top 50, with the Cardinal besting No. 25 Oklahoma State, No. 29 California, No. 30 LSU, No. 32 Ole Miss, No. 39 Houston, No. 42 Alabama, No. 47 Florida State and No. 50 Arkansas. All five teams who finished in front of the Cardinal are ranked inside the Top 20.
"It was another solid week by the guys," The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf Conrad Ray said. "It was great to see Barclay (Brown) have a really nice week and lead us individually. The conditions were very tough on the back nine yesterday, as well as today, and our guys hung in there with some of the top teams in the country. We've made a lot of progress the last six weeks and we're excited to get back out there again in our match against Illinois (March 21) and then host The Goodwin (March 26-28)."
A week after finishing third at The Prestige Individual, Brown registered the best finish of his young career, tying for second. Brown shot even-par 71s in Sunday's first round and again in the final round Tuesday, sandwiched around a seven-under 64 on Monday.
6. Stanford +1 (289-270-294=853)
T2. Barclay Brown -7 (71-64-71=206)
Totaled five birdies and five bogeys on Tuesday … tied for sixth, playing the par 5s at 7-under during the tournament … tied for the seventh-best score on par 3s, playing them at even-par … played the par 4s at even par … tallied 13 birdies to go along with an eagle.
T29. Ethan Ng +2 (75-68-72=215)
Had four birdies against five bogeys in the final round … played the par 5s at 6-under during the tournament … tallied 36 pars and nine birdies on the week.
36. Daulet Tuleubayev +3 (68-69-79=216)
Had two birdies but finished with an 8-over 79 … finished the tournament with 32 pars and 11 birdies to go along with an eagle.
T37. Henry Shimp +4 (75-69-73=216)
Had three birdies against five bogeys … played the par 5s at 3-under and the par 3s at just 1-over during the week … tallied 32 pars and 10 birdies this week.
T77. Ashwin Arasu +25 (83-77-78=238)
Had two birdies to highlight his final round.
The Cardinal now breaks for final exams before a dual versus Illinois on Saturday, March 21, in southern California. Stanford then hosts The Goodwin, March 26-28, at Stanford Golf Course.

Stanford's player results - click to enlarge
Final team results and 3rd round Stanford scorecards - click to enlarge
LOS CABOS, Mexico – Stanford Men's Golf moved up seven spots on Monday at the Cabo Collegiate, shooting a 14-under 270. The 14-under was tied for the eighth-best round to par in school history and was the third-best round in tournament history. It was also the best round in the field on Monday by four strokes.
Stanford is now tied for fourth (-9) heading into the final day of action on Tuesday, just six strokes off Arizona's lead.
A week after shooting a seven-under 65 at The Prestige Individual, freshman Barclay Brown fired a seven-under 64 on Tuesday on Cabo del Sol Ocean Course. The 64 was tied for the 11th-best round in school history and the second-best round in tournament history. Brown is now tied for the individual lead with Baylor's Johnny Keefer and Arizona's Trevor Werbylo heading into the final round on Tuesday.

Freshman Barclay Brown's near record 64 score leads team - click to enlarge

2nd round team and Stanford scorecards - click to enlarge

T4. Stanford -9 (289-270=559)
T1. Barclay Brown -7 (71-64=135)
A sparkling 7-under 64, tying for the 11th-best round in school history … now tied for the lead after firing his second round of 7-under in the last four rounds … 5-under 30 on his front nine, with three birdies and an eagle at No. 16 … had birdies at No. 4 and 5 on the back nine.
T6. Daulet Tuleubayev -5 (68-69=137)
Fifth straight round under par … five of last seven rounds in the 60s … started with a birdie on No. 9 … birdied No. 12 before an eagle at No. 13 … tallied two birdies, two bogeys and a double in the last 14 holes.
T37. Ethan Ng +1 (75-68=143)
Moved up considerably with a seven-shot improvement over the first round … tallied four birdies and one bogey in the round.
T45. Henry Shimp +2 (75-69=144)
Improved by six strokes from Sunday's round with five birdies, including four in his first seven holes.
78. Ashwin Arasu +18 (83-77=160)
Highlighted his round with birdies at No. 1 and 11.

The third and final round will begin on Tuesday at 7 a.m. PT.

LOS CABOS, Mexico – Stanford Men's Golf began play at the Cabo Collegiate on Sunday, shooting a 5-over 289 to sit in 11th following the first round. The field is bunched, as Arizona, Oklahoma State and Baylor all lead the way at 6-under.
Team standings and Stanford scorecards - click to enlarge 
Sophomore Daulet Tuleubayev continues to play well, as he is tied for third following a 3-under 68. Arizona's Trevor Werbylo leads the way at 5-under.
11. Stanford +5 (289)
T3. Daulet Tuleubayev -3 (68)
Continues to play well with his fourth straight round under par … coming off a T6th finish at The Prestige … six of seven rounds have been under par … four of last six rounds in the 60s … had five birdies, including four on the front nine.
T25. Barclay Brown E (71)
Coming off finishing third at The Prestige Individual … five of his last six rounds have been even-par or better … started on 17 and birdied No. 18 … had two birdies and two bogeys on each side.
T60. Henry Shimp +4 (75)
Birdies at No. 3 and 13 highlighted Shimp's first round on Sunday.
T60. Ethan Ng +4 (75)
A birdie at No. 1 highlighted the day, as Ng also had 14 pars.
T76. Ashwin Arasu +12 (83)
Birdies at No. 2 and a long putt at No. 6 highlighted Arasu's first round.
The Cardinal begins the second round on Monday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. PT. Tuleubayev will go off No. 9, Brown No. 10, Shimp No. 11, Ng No. 12 and Arasu No. 13.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Stanford hosts the Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta with 8 players entered

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Stanford individuals in separate event at Coral Mountain GC

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Led by sophomore Daulet Tuleubayev's career-best finish of tied for sixth, Stanford Men's Golf finished eighth at The Prestige presented by Charles Schwab. The Cardinal edged out ranked opponents such as LSU, Northwestern and Arkansas en route to shooting a 2-under 850 on the Greg Norman Course at PGA West. The Cardinal posted a 5-under 279 on Wednesday.
"I was happy with how the guys battled all week," The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf Conrad Ray said. "We improved every round. The Norman Course was a great test of golf and for us to have a few guys towards the top of the leaderboard is a positive step."
Tuleubayev was steady all week, as all three rounds were under par. He shot a first- and third-round 69 with a second round at 1-under 70. He bested his previous best finish of tied for seventh at the Pac-12 Championship last season.
"The individual tournament also provided some great experience for Barclay, Ashwin and David to get some quality reps on a challenging course," Ray continued. It was fun to see them have a chance to win."

As a team, Stanford played the par 3s at 1-over, the second-best score in the field. The Cardinal's 177 pars were tied for second-most in the field.

Final top 8 team standings & round 3 Stanford scorecards - click to enlarge
8. Stanford -2 (290-281-279=850)
T6. Daulet Tuleubayev -5 (69-70-69=208)
Career best finish of tied sixth, besting his tied seventh finish at 2019 Pac-12 Championship … began the round with three straight birdies on holes No. 10, 11 and 12 … followed with 12 straight pars before a bogey at No. 7 … played the par 3s at 1-under for the week, tied for fifth in the field … was 2-under on the par 4s, top 20 in the field …
T17. Henry Shimp -2 (71-68-72=211)
Tallied four birdies … was 3-over on the front nine but 2-under on the back nine to rebound and finish 2-under for the week … played the par 3s at even par … played the par 5s at 3-under, top 20 in the field.
T34. Ethan Ng +1 (75-68-71=214)
Had one birdie and one bogey to post an even-par 71 … played the par 4s at 1-under for the week.
T63. Freddie Lee +8 (75-75-71=221)
Posted five birdies in the round, second-most on the team during the day … played the par 3s at even par during the week … was also 1-under on the par 5s.
65. David Snyder +9 (76-78-68=222)
Had the Cardinal's best round with a 3-under 68 on Wednesday … tallied seven birdies in the round, including five on the back nine … shot even par on the par 3s.
The Prestige Individual Tournament
The Prestige Individual Tournament is being contested at Coral Mountain Golf Club, a par-72, 7,145-yard course.
3. Barclay Brown -12 (69-65-70=204)
After a career-best 65, tallied five birdies in the third round to finish in third place.
T7. Ashwin Arasu -7 (69-69-71=209)
Highlighted the day with four birdies to shoot a 1-under 71 and closed tied for seventh with a 7-under 209.
T28. David Leede +16 (82-73-77=232)
Shot a 5-over 77 in the third round with back-to-back birdies on No. 15 and 16 to highlight the day.
Stanford next takes the course at The Cabo Collegiate March 1-3 at Querencia Golf Club.

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Stanford Men's Golf moved up to ninth as Henry Shimp and Daulet Tuleubayev both sit inside the Top 10 at The Prestige presented by Charles Schwab. Shimp and Ethan Ng led the way on Tuesday with matching 3-under 68s, while Tuleubayev fired a 1-under 70. 
Team standings and Stanford 2nd round scorecards - click to enlarge

Over at Coral Mountain Golf Club, Barclay Brown posted a 7-under 65 at The Prestige Individual Tournament. Brown's 65 was tied for the 22nd-best score in program history.
9. Stanford +3 (290-281=571)
T9. Daulet Tuleubayev -3 (69-70=139)
Stayed steady at a tie for ninth … had five birdies on the day … started with three birdies in the first five holes.
T9. Henry Shimp -3 (71-68=139)
Moved up 14 spots and sits in the Top 10 … his 3-under 68 featured five birdies against just two bogeys.
T28. Ethan Ng +1 (75-68=143)
Moved up 26 spots with a 3-under 68 … was even on the back nine where he started the day … began the front nine with three straight birdies and tallied four total on the front nine.
T66. Freddie Lee +8 (75-75=150)
Had a birdie at No. 16 to highlight the round.
73. David Snyder +12 (76-78=154)
Tallied two birdies in the round.
The Prestige Individual Tournament
The Prestige Individual Tournament is being contested at Coral Mountain Golf Club, a par-72, 7,145-yard course.
3. Barclay Brown -10 (69-65=134)
Career-best round and best round by a Stanford golfer in 2019-20 with a 7-under 65 … totaled four birdies on the front nine and three on the back nine … bogey-free round … tied for the 22nd-best round in program history by total score.
T5. Ashwin Arasu -6 (69-69=138)
Matched his career-best round of 69 from Monday … totaled four birdies against one bogey on the day.
31. David Leede +11 (82-73=155)
Was 1-over for the day, a nine-stroke improvement from Monday's round … had four birdies on the day.
Stanford begins the final round at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Wednesday's final round will be streamed live, for free, at

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Stanford sends 6 to the Big Island against a strong field

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WAIKOLOA, Hawaii – Stanford Men's Golf moved up one more spot on Saturday at the Amer Ari Intercollegiate, finishing the weekend with a 5-over 869 in 15th place.
Final team results - click to enlarge
Final round scorecards - click to enlarge

Stanford scoring - click to enlarge
Three golfers tied for team honors with 1-under 71s on Saturday in the final round, as seniors Henry Shimp and David Snyder, along with sophomore Ethan Ng, tied that mark. Daulet Tuleubayev's 4-under 212 marked the best score for Stanford throughout the tournament.
15. Stanford (+4, 295-284-289-868)
T56. Ethan Ng (E, 74-71-71=216)
Started on No. 10 and was 2-over on his first nine holes of the day … was 3-under on his second nine of the day, with three birdies in a five-hole stretch.
T71. Freddie Lee (+2, 71-70-77=218)
Also started on No. 10 and had a tough first nine holes but was 1-under on his second nine with two birdies.
T79. Henry Shimp (+3, 73-75-71=219)
Made three birdies on the day, all coming in a four-hole stretch.
T79. David Snyder (+3, 77-71-71=219)
Was 2-under on the front nine and totaled three birdies in the round, closing the tournament with back-to-back 71s.
T99. Barclay Brown (+10, 78-72-76=226)            
Made three birdies during the final round on Saturday.
T32. Daulet Tuleubayev (-4, 70-68-74=212)
Closed the event with a 74 but finished at 4-under, marking the Cardinal's best score of the tournament.
The Cardinal return to action in just over a week for The Prestige at PGA West in Indian Wells. The three-day event will be 18 holes Monday, Feb. 17 through Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Team Standings
Stanford 2nd round scorecards - click to enlarge

Stanford scoring - round 2

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii – Stanford Men's Golf began play at the Amer Ari Intercollegiate on Thursday on the Waikoloa Kings' Course, firing a 7-over 295. The Cardinal currently sits in 18th with 36 holes of golf left to play over the next two days.
Team standings and Stanford round 1 scorecards - click to enlarge
Playing as an individual Daulet Tuleubayev fired a 2-under 70 on Thursday and currently sits in the Top 30. Freddie Leecontinues to play well this spring and finished with a 1-under 71 in the first round.
18. Stanford (+7, 295)
T38. Freddie Lee (-1, 71)
Continued to play well posting three birdies and a one-under 71.
T63. Henry Shimp (+1, 73)
Totaled a team-high six birdies in the round.
T80. Ethan Ng (+2, 74)
Had two birdies and an eagle on the par-5 fourth.
T105. David Snyder (+5, 77)
Totaled two birdies on the day.
T111. Barclay Brown (+6, 78)
Finished with three birdies in the round.
T28. Daulet Tuleubayev (-2, 70)
Had the best Cardinal round on Thursday, shooting a two-under 70 … totaled four birdies and an eagle on the par-5 second hole …
The second round of play begins on Friday morning with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. PT. The Cardinal will tee off holes No. 13, 14, 15 and 16.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Stanford returns to action in Southern California

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Stanford Men's Golf opened its spring schedule with a fifth-place finish at The Southwestern Invitational. The Cardinal fired a 3-under 285 on Tuesday to finish with a 12-over 876 for the tournament. Pepperdine, hosting the tournament and playing on their home course of North Ranch Country Club, won the event going away with a 14-under 850.
Two Cardinal each posted their first career Top-10 finishes, as sophomores Ethan Ng (T6, -1) and Freddie Lee (T9, E) paced Stanford throughout the week.
"I thought our guys played a lot of solid golf throughout the week," The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf Conrad Ray said following the conclusion of the event. "We hurt ourselves with too many careless bogeys from easy positions and some three putts on the greens, but overall it was a good way to open up the New Year. Pepperdine on their home course is a tough equation, but it was good to see what they have and what we can expect from a bunch of good teams in the field. Now our attention turns to Hawaii in a few weeks."
As a team, Stanford finished second in the field with 153 pars, was fifth with 48 birdies and also had two eagles.
5. Stanford (+12, 296-295-285=876)
T6. Ethan Ng (-1, 77-69-69=215)
Fired a second-straight, three-under 69 to finish, tying his career low round … first career Top-10 finish … had four birdies and an eagle on the round … took advantage of the par 5s, playing them at 7-under over the two-day event.
T9. Freddie Lee (E, 70-76-70=216)
Fired a two-under 70 with four birdies for his first career Top 10 … was two-under on the front nine and shot even-par on the back side … was tied for third in the field, playing the par 3s in one-over … also played the par 4s two-over, which was tied for eighth.
T27. Henry Shimp (+5, 73-75-73=221)
Fired a one-over 73 on Tuesday … was two-over on the front nine, but one-under on the back nine with three birdies.
T37. Barclay Brown (+8, 76-75-73=224)
Shot a one-over 73 … totaled four birdies on the front nine, all coming in the first seven holes … had two birdies on the back nine, finishing with one on 18.
T57. Daulet Tuleubayev (+14, 79-77-74=230)
Totaled a two-over 74 on the day … finished with four birdies, including three on the back nine.
T53. Ashwin Arasu (+13, 74-77-78=229)
Played 27 holes on Tuesday as he had to finish the second round to start the day before his third round commenced … had three birdies in the third round.
Stanford will continue its spring season at the Amer Ari Intercollegiate in Kona, Hawaii. The three-day event begins Thursday, Feb. 6.

Final Team Results - click to enlarge
Ethan Ng scorecards - click to enlarge

Freddie Lee scorecards - click to enlarge

Henry Shimp scorecards - click to enlarge

Barclay Brown - click to enlarge

Ashwin Arasu scoring (individual play) - click to enlarge

Daulet Tuleubayev scorecards - click to enlarge

Stanford Individual Scoring
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – The second round of play was suspended on Monday evening at North Ranch Country Club, with the Cardinal currently in sixth place at The Southwestern Invitational. All five of the Cardinal's competing golfers finished the second round, but individual Ashwin Arasu did not. Of the 12-team field, Stanford was one of just six teams to finish the second round. The second round will conclude on Tuesday morning, followed by the third and final round.
6. Stanford (+15, 296-295=591)
T14. Freddie Lee (+2, 70-76=146)
Shot a two-under 70 with four birdies in the first round … added three birdies in the second round, but also had two doubles and a triple for a 76 … currently sits tied for 14th.
T14. Ethan Ng (+2, 77-69=146)
Shot 77 in the first round with six bogeys to just one birdie … rebounded to shoot three-under 69 in the second round to climb into the top 15.
T25. Henry Shimp (+4, 73-75-148)
Totaled six birdies on the day against eight bogeys and a double … shot a 73 in the first round and a 75 in the second round.
T40. Barclay Brown (+7, 76-75=151)
Shot an even on the first nine of the day, highlighted by an eagle three on the par-5 sixth … bogeyed six of the next seven holes before finished with a birdie on 18 … had three birdies in the second round against five bogeys.
T57. Daulet Tuleubayev (+12, 79-77=156)
Shot a 79 in the first round with a 77 in the second round … had four birdies on the day.
T25. Ashwin Arasu (+4, 74-38*=112)
Shot a 74 in the first round with five birdies, all coming in a six-hole stretch … was two-over on the front nine in the second round before play was halted due to darkness … will resume play around 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday.
The second round of play will resume at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday. Following the conclusion of the entire second round, teams will be paired based on seed for the third and final round, which will begin around 9:45 a.m.
Play was suspended during round two - partial results are shown - click to enlarge
Round 1 scorecards - click on image to enlarge

- Stanford returns to action to begin its spring portion of the schedule on Monday and Tuesday at the Southwestern Invitational hosted by Pepperdine. 

The field consists of Arizona State, Augusta, BYU, California, LSU, North Texas, Pepperdine, San Jose State, UC Davis, UCLA and USC.

The Cardinal will take six players: Freddie Lee at No. 1, followed by Daulet Tuleubayev, Ethan Ng, Barclay Brown and Henry Shimp. Ashwin Arasu will play as an individual.

The tournament will be held at North Ranch Country Club and will consist of 36 holes on Monday followed by 18 holes on Tuesday.