Monday, June 9, 2014

Keeping the momentum this summer

The PAC-12 & NCAA Semifinalist trophies sitting on Coach Ray's desk:

Dear Cardinal Faithful,

A big thank you to all those who have supported us through these final months. What an exciting finish to the season with some great golf... it's hard to believe we now have another year in the books!

However, with the 2013-14 collegiate season behind us, it would be easy to shut things down for the summer and wait for September to roll around again... but that's not the way of a Cardinal golfer...

Stanford Men's golf will have two representatives teeing it up at Pinehurst for the US Open this week:

First to secure his spot was Maverick McNealy:

>> Go 'Tee to Green' with Maverick

Then by virtue of a 1st alternate spot, NCAA Individual Champion, Cameron Wilson, will join the party at Pinehurst:
>> Go 'Tee to Green' with Cameron

>> Cameron featuring in the latest "I am Stanford" video

>> Cameron explains nerd Nation

>> Cameron wins the NCAA Championship

Following the US Open you can turn to the PGA Tour where you can watch Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Wilson tee it up in the Travelers Championship for their first tournament in the professional ranks. We wish both these young men every success in their next career step and thank them for their outstanding contributions to the program.

With 11 collegiate wins and a collegiate career stroke average of 70.30 (69.4 in 2013-14 ~ his Junior year), Patrick Rodgers has either tied or bettered many of Tiger Woods' school records. It is no wonder to anyone that he has been recognized for just about all the year end awards in collegiate and amateur golf.

>> Patrick wins the 2014 Haskins Award

>> Patrick wins the 2014 Nicklaus Award

>> Patrick wins the 2014 Hogan Award

>> Go 'Tee to Green' with Patrick

Across the pond the very same week as the Travelers Championship PGA Tour, Jim Liu and David Boote will be looking to make a run at The Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush and Portstewart, Ireland, UK.

All team members will have great opportunities to play and compete this summer and you can follow their updates at www.stanfordmensgolf.com

Best wishes and Go Cardinal!

Conrad and Phil

Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 Race to Hawaii - Qualifying Round Results and Team Announcement

The Cardinal squad traveling to Hawaii for the Amer Ari Invitational at Waikoloa, February 6-8, 2014 has been announced as follows:

Team: David Boote (DB), Patrick Rodgers (PR), Cameron Wilson (CW), Maverick McNealy (MM), Viraat Badhwar (VB)
Individuals: Jim Liu (JL), Patrick Grimes (PG)
Home: Dominic Francks (DF), Keegan English (KE), Shane Lebow (SL)

The traveling squad will depart campus on Monday February 3rd.

Here are the rounds and scores documented from qualifying team practice rounds since Winter Quarter began...

Cumulative totals:

DB -12
CW -10
PR -10
MM -5
VB -3
PG +6
JL +8
KE +18
DF +24
SL +29

And here below you can read the scores and reports from each outing...

1/15/14 - Front 9 @ Stanford Golf Course

Cameron Wilson set the pace with a fine 4 under par front nine score. Both Patrick Rodgers and Maverick McNealy had chances to tie him, but their putts hung on the lip.

Scores:

CW 31 (-4)
PR 32 (-3)
MM 32 (-3)
JL 33 (-2)
PG 33 (-2)
DB 33 (-2)
DF 36 (+1)
SL 36 (+1)
VB 36 (+1)
KE 37 (+2)

1/17/14 - Front 9 Crystal Springs

Patrick Grimes continued his solid play by maneuvering his ball well around the firm fairways and elevation changes on the tricky Crystal Springs course.

Scores:

PG 33 (-3)
MM 36 (0)
VB 36 (0)
DB 37 (+1)
DF 37 (+1)
SL 38 (+2)
KE 38 (+2)
CW 39 (+3)
PR 40 (+4)
JL 42 (+6)

1/19/14 - Stanford Golf Course (black tees)

The top players took full advantage of this opportunity to play one tee forward than their usual "Cardinal Plates" teeing ground...

Scores:

PR 62 (-8)
CW 63 (-7)
MM 65 (-5)
DB 65 (-5)
PG 67 (-3)
VB 67 (-3)
KE 73 (+3)
DF 73 (+3)
JL 73 (+3)
SL 77 (+7)

1/22/14 - Front 9 @ Peninsula Golf & Country Club 

An opportunity to warm up at the Siebel Varsity Golf Training Complex prior to departure for the Peninsula Club...



David Boote was low man on the day but the limelight was stolen by Keegan English who made a hole-in-one from 170 yards on hole 7!

Scores:

DB 32 (-3)
JL 34 (-1)
VB 34 (-1)
PR 36 (+1)
MM 36 (+1)
KE 36 (+1)
CW 37 (+2)
SL 38 (+3)
PG 39 (+4)
DF 40 (+5)

On Friday 1/24 the team headed south for a weekend of golf in the Monterey/Pebble Beach area. The first port of call was to practice wedges and play the Peter Hay Par 3 course. Here is a picture of the team all together:


And a couple of pics of the course:

Highlights of two 9 hole loops:
Viraat Badhwar made 9 twos!
Bavid Boote made 8 twos and a hole-in-one!

1/25/14 - Fort Ord - Black Horse

An early (7am tee time) start:

The Par 3 practice translated well into the first round of scoring as David Boote and Viraat Badhwar tied for low round honors on the challenging and fast Black Horse greens.

Scores:

DB 70 (-2)
VB 70 (-2)
CW 73 (+1)
KE 75 (+3)
JL 75 (+3)
PG 75 (+3)
DF 75 (+3)
PR 77 (+5)
SL 77 (+5)
MM 79 (+7)

An Albatross for Viraat...



The afternoon round began at 12.30pm. With an eagle on the last hole, Patrick Rodgers claimed the low round of the day...

Scores:

PR 68 (-4)
CW 69 (-3)
JL 70 (-2)
DB 71 (-1)
MM 73 (+1)
KE 74 (+2)
VB 75 (+3)
PG 75 (+3)
DF 75 (+3)
SL 80 (+8)

A phenomenal flop shot from Jim Liu on hole 10...



1/26/14 - The Preserve

Another beautiful day on a terrific course with the most immaculate greens imaginable...

Maverick McNealy shone through with a magnificent round of six under par, 66. He clipped Patrick Rodgers to the low round by just one stroke...

Scores: 

MM 66 (-6)
PR 67 (-5)
CW 70 (-2)
VB 71 (-1)
DB 72 (E)
JL 73 (+1)
SL 75 (+3)
PG 76 (+4)
KE 77 (+5)
DF 78 (+6)

Once again the Cumulative totals:

DB -12
CW -10
PR -10
MM -5
VB -3
PG +6
JL +8
KE +18
DF +24
SL +29


Go Cardinal!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Catching Up With Conrad Ray...

Please click the video below to hear an update from Coach Ray as Men's Golf will soon engage in their first tournament of 2014...


Go Cardinal!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Royal Oaks Intercollegiate 2013 - Photo slideshow

Thanks to Sandy McCall '72 for these photos that we were able to compile into a slideshow...


Friday, September 6, 2013

2013-14 Fall Arrival Qualifying Tournament - September 7-9, 2013

9/9/13 - Round 3

Cameron Wilson, who you may remember tied the low round record of 61 held by Tiger Woods, has reaffirmed his affinity with his 61 venue course Cordevalle! He shot a round of 64 (-8) today and won the 2013 Fall Arrival Qualifying tournament. It has earned him a spot on the traveling team roster who depart for Chicago tomorrow.

Here is the full traveling lineup:

Patrick Rodgers
Cameron Wilson
David Boote
Patrick Grimes
Dominick Francks
(Follow the team via live scoring on GolfStat here >>)


The team was decided by adding Patrick Rodgers to the top four scores from this Fall Arrival Qualifying Tournament.

Final cumulative total Scores:

1. Cameron Wilson - 69 71 64 = 204 (-10)
2. David Boote - 66 70 71 = 207 (-7)
3. Patrick Grimes - 71 73 70 = 214 (E)
4. Dominick Francks - 70 73 72 = 215 (+1)
5. Maverick McNealy - 71 79 68 = 218 (+4)
6. Viraat Badhwar - 76 70 76 = 222 (+8)
7. Shane Lebow - 70 75 80 = 225 (+11)
8. Keegan English - 73 80 73 = 226 (+12)
9. Jim Liu - 70 80 77 = 227 (+13)


Here are the scores of the day at Cordevalle in Round 3:

1. Cameron Wilson - 64 (-8)
2. Maverick McNealy - 68 (-4)
3. Patrick Grimes - 70 (-2)
4. David Boote - 71 (-1)
5. Dominick Francks - 72 (E)
6. Keegan English - 73 (+1)
7. Viraat Badhwar - 76 (+4)
8. Jim Liu - 77 (+7)
9. Shane Lebow - 80 (+8)


9/8/13 - Round 2

David Boote extends his lead in the Fall Arrival Qualifying tournament with a 70 (-2) at The Cal Club. He was tied for low round of the day by Viraat Badhwar. Viraat's 70 (-2) has brought him back into the mix with all to play for tomorrow in the third and final round at Cordevalle. Just 50 minutes south of Stanford, Cordevalle is a tremendous course that will host the USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship on September 21-26 and the Frys.com Open on October 10-13.

Here are the scores of the day:

1= David Boote - 70 (-2)
1= Viraat Badhwar - 70 (-2)
3. Cameron Wilson - 71 (-1)
4= Dominick Francks - 73 (+1)
4= Patrick Grimes - 73 (+1)
6. Shane Lebow - 75 (+3)
7. Maverick McNealy - 79 (+7)
8= Jim Liu - 80 (+8)
8= Keegan English - 80 (+8)

And here are the cumulative totals:

1. David Boote - 66 70 = 136 (-6)
2. Cameron Wilson - 69 71 = 140 (-2)
3. Dominick Francks - 70 73 = 143 (+1)
4. Patrick Grimes - 71 73 = 144 (+2)
5. Shane Lebow - 70 75 = 145 (+3)
6. Viraat Badhwar - 76 70 = 146 (+4)
7= Maverick McNealy - 71 79 = 150 (+8)
7= Jim Liu - 70 80 = 150 (+8)
9. Keegan English - 73 80 = 153 (+11)


9/7/13 - Round 1

David Boote takes the early lead with a fine round of 66 at Stanford Golf Course.

Here are the scores:

1. David Boote - 66 (-4)
2. Cameron Wilson - 69 (-1)
3= Jim Liu - 70 (E)
3= Shane Lebow - 70 (E)
3= Dominick Francks - 70 (E)
6= Maverick McNealy - 71 (+1)
6= Patrick Grimes - 71 (+1)
8. Keegan English - 73 (+3)
9. Viraat Badhwar - 76 (+6)

Tomorrow afternoon the squad will play The Cal Club in Round 2.

Nearest the pin...
Jim Liu hits his iron approach to about 12 feet on hole 14 at Stanford Golf Course.

Meanwhile, Team USA have taken the lead in the Walker Cup 8-4. In the morning Foursomes, Patrick Rodgers and Justin Thomas beat Gavin Moynihan and Kevin Phelan 2&1. In the afternoon singles, Patrick lost his match to Gavin Moynihan by 2 holes despite being one of the lower overall medal round scores!


9/6/13 - Check-in Day

The Team are back together again ready to hit the ground running this Fall.

Welcome to our Freshmen: Viraat Badhwar, Maverick McNealy and Jim Liu...


Round 1 of our annual Fall Arrival Qualifying Tournament starts tomorrow (9/7/13). Here are the teetimes:

10.30 am - Cameron Wilson, Keegan English, Maverick McNealy
10.40 am - Patrick Grimes, Jim Liu, Dominick Francks
10.50 am - Viraat Badhwar, David Boote, Shane Lebow



Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Coach Ray previews the season ahead

In case you didn't catch it previously, here is Coach Ray with a preview of what lies ahead...


The team checks in for their first meeting on Friday 9/6/13 and Qualifying for our first event, The Fighting Illini Invitational over the North Course at Olympia Fields (September 13-15), begins right away. Patrick Rodgers will be looking for three consecutive wins in this tournament but will no doubt have some stiff competition from a very strong field of players and not least from his own teammates who have also played very good golf this summer.

Check in at www.stanfordmensgolf.org for updates on our qualifying competition and don't forget to cheer on Patrick who represents the United States in the Walker Cup this weekend.

Walker Cup facts and scoring here >>

Article at GolfWeek here >>