Thursday, April 26, 2007

April 26, 2007 Newsletter - Volume 5

Dear Friends of Stanford Men's Golf:

Greetings from the Farm! Believe it or not the 2007 post season for the Stanford Men's Golf Team has arrived! We have just returned from the Pac - 10 Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Since our last newsletter the #1 Cardinal has covered a lot of ground and made a fair share of putts so we want to tell you about it. Please take a minute to check out some of the stories on our events, up to date statistics, and links to interesting tidbits on the team below. Please enjoy and the next time I check in I hope we have some hardware in hand! Go Cardinal!

Team Results...

Since our last newsletter in late February the team has played in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Westlake Village, CA, Eugene, Oregon, and at Stanford. In those four events we had 2 wins, 1 second, and a fifth place finish. The 40th annual Intercollegiate at Stanford marked our sixth win of the season which ties a school record for most team wins in a season.

Here is the blow by blow...

February 25-27, 2007
Rio Mar, Puerto Rico

Freshman Joseph Bramlett wins his first collegiate tournament with a seven-under par 209. (Men Golf Ties for Second at Puerto Rico Classic)

Paced by freshman golfer Joseph Bramlett, the Stanford men's golf team tied for second at the Puerto Rico Classic today turning in a three-round total of 851 (281-279-291). Georgia won the tournament by one stroke with an 850. Clemson tied with the Cardinal at 851, followed by Alabama (855) and East Tennessee State (856).

Stanford's Joseph Bramlett won his first collegiate tournament, tying for top honors with Georgia Tech's Roberto Castro. Bramlett shot rounds of 69-67 and 73 to finish with a seven-under par 209.

Matt Savage turned in another top 25 finish as the senior from Arizona tied for 12th on the individual leaderboard with a two-under par 214 (68-70-76). Junior Rob Grube moved up into a tie for 27th on the final day after he fired a three-under par 69 today to finish at two-over par 218 (73-76-69). Teammate Dodge Kemmer tied for 33rd overall with a three-over par 219 (71-73-75), just one stroke behind Grube. Senior Zack Miller tied for 39th with a 221 (78-69-74).

Team Scores: 1. Georgia 850, T2. Stanford 851, T2. Clemson 851, 4. Alabama 855, 5. East Tennessee State 856, 6. Oklahoma State 862, 7. Minnesota 864, 8. Georgia Tech 865, 9. Florida 867, 10. Virginia Tech 878, 11. Texas 882, 12. Duke 884, 13. Kent State 890, 14. Northwestern 894, 15. Purdue 899, 16. Illinois 900, 17. Michigan 904, 18. North Carolina State 910.
Stanford Scores: T1. Joseph Bramlett 209, T12. Matt Savage 214, T27. Rob Grube 218, T33. Dodge Kemmer 219, T39. Zack Miller 221.

March 5-6, 2007
West Lake Village, CA

Men's Golf Captures USC Collegiate Invitational Crown

Three golfers finish in the top 10 individually.

The Stanford men's golf team, ranked second nationally, shot a blistering five under par 279 in the final round of the 30th annual USC Collegiate Invitational at North Ranch C.C. in Westlake Village, Calif., to win the tournament by three strokes with a three round score of four-under par 848.

USC held a one-shot lead over No. 2 Stanford entering the final round as well as a three-shot lead over No. 7 UCLA and 7-shot edge on Tennessee.

But soon after the final four teams began play, the tournament turned into a two-team contest between the Trojans and Cardinal. USC held a slim lead for the first half of the day, only to see Stanford pull ahead midway through back 9.

The teams seesawed over the final few holes, the Cardinal prevailing with a three-day 848 to USC's 853. Stanford finished with a final round 279, overcoming Troy's 285.

No. 15 Tennessee was third at 868, followed by No. 12 UCLA at 870 and No. 8 Brigham Young at 873 to round out the top five.

Individually, freshman Joseph Bramlett moved into a tied for seventh after carding a round of two-under 69 today for a one-under 212 for the tourney. Teammates Rob Grube (74-72-69) and Zack Miller (73-67-75) tied for 10th on the individual leaderboard with a 215. Stanford's Daniel Lim (69-77-70) and Matt Savage (72-73-71) tied for 15th at 216. Matt Shin, competing as an individual, finished 66th with a 231 (74-78-79).

USC's Rory Hie carded only an even-par 71 Tuesday, but it was enough to give him a two shot victory over teammate Jamie Lovemark and Loyola Marymount's Brian Locke.

Today's victory marks the fifth win for the Cardinal this season.

Team Standings - 1, Stanford, 284-285-279-848. 2, USC, 291-277-285-853. 3, Tennessee, 284-290-294-868. 4, UCLA, 281-289-300-870. 5, Brigham Young, 291-295-287-873. 6, Coastal Carolina, 294-299-285-878. 7, California, 288-297-295-880. T8, Pepperdine, 288-301-294-883; Oklahoma, 292-298-293-883. 10, Texas Christian, 297-293-294-884. 11, Texas Tech, 299-296-292-887. 12, Oregon State, 294-298-298-890. 13, Oregon, 294-305-292-891. 14, Loyola Marymount, 292-299-301-892. 15, Washington State, 303-297-322-922.

March 26-27, 2007
Cardinal Men Finish Fifth At Oregon Duck Invitational

Senior Matt Savage ties for sixth individually; Three golfers finish in the top 20.

Eugene, Ore. - The Stanford men's golf team shot a blistering 283 on the final day of competition at the Oregon Duck Invitational to move up five spots and finish fifth overall with a three-round total of 880 (300-297-283). The Cardinal's round of 283 was the low team round of the day. USC won the tournament with an 868, followed by Oregon State (874), Arizona (875), Oregon (875) and Stanford (880).

The weather was overcast, few light showers with temperatures around 50 at the par-72, 7,033-yard Eugene Country Club.
Stanford was led by senior golfer Matt Savage who shot a two-under par 70 today to end the invite with a 219 (75-74-70) and tied for sixth individually. Teammate Daniel Lim tied for 12th after carding a 220 (72-77-71) while senior Zack Miller tied for 17th with a 221 (76-74-71). Freshman Joseph Bramlett tied for 27th (77-73-74) along with Rob Grube (77-76-71) with a 224. Rounding out the Stanford competitors was Matt Shin who tied for 65th with a 238 (81-80-77).

There was a three-way tie for top individual honors with Washington's Alex Prugh, UCLA's Kevin Chappell and USC's Jamie Lovemark all checking in with a two-under par 214 for the tournament.

Stanford is next in action April 14-15 when they host the U.S. Intercollegiate at the Stanford Golf Course.
Stanford Golfers - t6. Matt Savage 75-74-70-219, t12. Daniel Lim 72-77-71-220, t17. Zack Miller 76-74-71-221, t27. Joseph Bramlett 77-73-74-224, t27. Rob Grube 77-76-71-224, t65. Matt Shin 81-80-77-238.

April 14-15, 2007
Stanford, CA

Cardinal Men Claim U.S. Intercollegiate Title (First tournament title at home event since 1995.)
Stanford's Rob Grube wins individual medalist honors for second consecutive year.

Stanford, Calif. - The nationally ranked Stanford men's golf team won its sixth tournament of the season with a victory today at the U.S. Intercollegiate in Stanford, Calif. The Cardinal tied with Minnesota with a three-round total of two-under par 838, but won the tiebreaker for top tournament honors (tiebreaker calculated by the three day total of the throw-out score each day - Stanford had a 219 while Minnesota had a 223). Cardinal Rob Grube was crowned the individual champion, firing an eight-under par 202 for the tournament.

Oregon State finished third (860), followed by UC Irvine (862), Washington (866), Nevada (867), Colorado State (871), Missouri (873), Washington State (875), UC Davis (879) and Arkansas (879).

Minnesota actually led by one stroke with one hole left, but Stanford's Rob Grube made par on the 18th (par 4) while Golden Gopher Bronson LaCassie bogeyed to tie up the two teams.

The Cardinal placed five golfers in the top 20 individually.
Stanford's Daniel Lim, competing as an individual, finished third overall with a four-under par 206 (67-70-69). Senior Matt Savage placed sixth with an even par 210 (72-68-70). Freshman Joseph Bramlett tied for seventh at one-over 211 (71-68-72) while teammate Dodge Kemmer, competing as an individual, tied for 12th with a 213 (69-74-70). Freshman Jordan Cox tied for 21st after carding a 216 (72-72-72) and senior Zack Miller tied for 30th with a 218 (75-71-72). Cardinal Matt Shin, competing as an individual, tied for 51st with a 224 (73-70-81).

Stanford's six tournament victories is the most since the Tiger Woods era in the mid '90's.

Stanford Men Take Fourth At Pac-10 Championships
Junior Rob Grube finishes seventh individually at six-under par 282.
April 25, 2007
Eugene, Ore. - Paced by junior Rob Grube, the Stanford men's golf team placed fourth at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships at the Eugene Country Club with a four-round score of 1,436. Stanford shot a five-under 355 today in the final round. USC won their first Pac-10 title, firing a 51-under par 1,389 at the par 72, 7,033 yard course. The margin of victory was the third-largest in conference history, and the most since 2000, when Arizona State won the tournament by 37 strokes with a 56-under.

UCLA finished second in the tournament after their final round 3-under 357 left the Bruins at 15-under 1425. Arizona State's Niklas Lemke finished second in the individual race with a 13-under 275 to help the Sun Devils finish third at 1433.

After Stanford, it was Washington (1453), followed by Arizona (1457), Oregon State (1458), Oregon (1464), California (1468) and Washington State (1484).

USC's Jamie Lovemark took home the individual title with a 19-under par 269 over four rounds of play.

Stanford's Rob Grube capped a successful four rounds with a seventh place finish, carding a six-under 282 (71-70-71-70). Senior Matt Savage turned in a top 20 finish, tying for 16th overall at even par 288 (70-76-71-71). Fellow senior Zack Miller tied for 22nd with a 290 (71-75-73-71) while teammates Daniel Lim (70-75-75-72) and Joseph Bramlett (78-70-71-73) tied for 28th with a 292. Freshman Jordan Cox tied for 41st with a 296 (74-74-77-71).

Upcoming Team Events...

May 17-19, 2007 NCAA Regional (site TBD)

May 30 - June 2, 2007 NCAA National Championships (Purdue)
Purdue Golf Club, Lafayette, IN


Golf Stat Ranking : #2

Golfweek / Sagarin: #1

Individual News...

Grube To Compete For USA at US-Japan Collegiate Golf Championship

The 32nd annual competition will be held July 11-13 in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

April 25, 2007

Norman, Okla. - The 12-member American team has been selected for the 2007 Fuji Xerox U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship. The team - which consists of eight mens and four womens collegiate players - will be coached by Wake Forest's Jerry Haas and Melissa Luellen from Arizona State. The 32nd annual competition will be held July 11-13 at Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

Bronson Burgoon of Texas A&M, UCLA's Kevin Chappell, Jacqui Concolina of Vanderbilt, Rochester's Stephen Goodridge, Rob Grube of Stanford, Duke's Jennie Lee, Chris McCartin of Wake Forest, Oklahoma City's Daniel Mitchell, Jennifer Osborn of Arizona State, Sonoma State's Jarin Todd, Alison Walshe of Arizona and Kansas Gary Woodland comprise the U.S. squad.
Team USA leads the all-time series, 24-7, and has won 11-straight competitions.

Ziegler Named To 2007 USA World Junior Golf Team

Incoming freshman to represent America, June 19-22 in Japan.
April 10, 2007
Norman, Okla. - Spencer Cole of Greer, S.C., Russell Henley of Macon, Ga., Andrew Putnam of University Place, Wash., and Steve Ziegler of Broomfield, Colo., will represent their country in the 2007 World Junior Golf Team Championship June 19-22 in Toyota City, Japan. Coaching Team USA will be Kyle Blaser of Oklahoma City University. The Americans are looking to regain the title after winning the championship in 2004 and 2005 and placing fifth in last year's event.

This year's event will take place at the Chukyo Golf Club - the same location that has hosted the tournament the previous two years.

Cole - an Alabama signee - is a 2005 Third-Team and 2006 Honorable Mention AJGA Rolex All-American. The Canon Cup Team member won the 2006 and 2007 Verizon Junior Heritage Tournament as well as the 2006 AJGA Hargray Classic. "It's a very big deal and I'm really looking forward to the opportunity," Cole said.

Henley is a three-time Georgia All-State selection and two-time Georgia State Golf Association Player of the Year. He won the 2005 Middle Georgia Championship Tournament and the 2006 Georgia State Golf Association Junior Golf Championship. "I never thought I would be on this team, but now that I've been selected, I'm very excited," the Georgia signee said.

Putnam - the 2006 Washington and Pacific Northwest Player of the Year - is a Second-Team AJGA Rolex All-American. He won the 2006 AJBA Pacific Northwest and was a semi-finalist at the U.S. Junior. "Anytime you get a chance to represent your country is a great opportunity. The feeling is just amazing," said Putnam, a signee at Pepperdine University.

Ziegler - an AJGA HP Scholastic All-American and Second-Team AJGA Rolex All American - is the two-time high school player of the year in Colorado. He won the 2006 FCWT UNM Golf Classic and finished as the runner-up at the 2006 AJGA Midwest Junior. He has signed with Stanford. "I was thrilled [to be invited]," Ziegler commented. "There is no greater privilege than to represent your country."

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