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. 

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