Tuesday, May 22, 2007

May 22, 2007 Newsletter - Volume 6

Dear Friends of Stanford Men's Golf:

Greetings from the Farm! I wanted to send you a quick update with some exciting news on the team. We have just returned from the NCAA Western Regional Golf Championship hosted by Arizona State. The week was very challenging and pressure packed but we successfully qualified for the 2007 NCAA Championship! The event will be held at the Golden Horseshoe Resort in Williamsburg, VA, May 30th through June 2nd. Your support throughout the entire season has been fantastic. If you are in the Williamsburg area next week please feel free to come out and cheer us on . I hope the next time I write we will be hoisting Stanford's eighth National Championship.

Please enjoy the stories below and Go Card!!!

Stanford Men Advance To NCAA Championships
Team finishes seventh overall; Joseph Bramlett ties for 10th individually.

May 19, 2007

Tempe, Ariz. - The Stanford men's golf team shot a 14-under par 274 on the final day of competition at the NCAA West Regional to finish seventh overall with a three-round score of 33-under 831. As one of the top 10 finishers in the regional, the Cardinal advance to the NCAA Championships at the end of the month. South Carolina took top honors with a 44-under 820. UCLA finished two stroke back at 822. Rounding out the top five were Southern California (824), Arizona State (824) and Vanderbilt (826).

Also advancing to the NCAA Championships are Arizona (828), New Mexico (833), Wake Forest (839) and East Tennessee State (839). Daniel Summerhays of BYU and Chance Pipitone of Penn qualified for the two individual spots.

The top 10 teams of the 27 who competed are advancing to the 2007 NCAA Championships held in Williamsburg, Va., May 30-June 2 at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (hosted by Virginia Commonwealth).

Freshman golfer Joseph Bramlett fired a six-under 66 this afternoon to move from 23rd into a tie for 10th individually with a three round score of 12-under 204 (71-67-66). Bramlett went four under on the back nine with birdies on 10, 14, 15 and 17.

Teammates Daniel Lim (72-71-66) and Zack Miller (67-71-71) tied for 36th on the individual leaderboard with a seven-under 209. Senior Matt Savage tied for 53rd with a four-under 212 (70-71-71). Junior Rob Grube rounded out the list of Cardinal competitors, finishing tied for 71st at two-under 214 (69-74-71).
Arizona State's Benjamin Alvarado took individual medalist honors with an 18-under 198 for the tournament.

The Cardinal, with six tournament wins on the year, advance to the NCAA Championship for the second time in the past 10 seasons (2005). They are a seven-time NCAA champion with most recent coming in 1994.

Information on NCAA's ....

Field Set For 2007 NCAA Men's Golf Championships
Stanford among 30 squads and six individual who will battle for collegiate golf's top honors.

May 21, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - Following the three regional tournaments this past weekend, the field is set for the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships, to be hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course in Williamsburg, Va.

The 30 squads participating in the team championship include Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Duke, East Tennessee State, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Lamar, Louisville, Michigan State, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Southern California, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.

Along with the 150 players from the above schools, six additional golfers will battle for the individual title, including Daniel Summerhays of Brigham Young, Kyle Stanley of Clemson, Chance Piptone of Pennsylvania, Zach Sucher of UAB, Tim Streng of Western Illinois and Dan Woltman of Wisconsin.
The NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships will be held May 30-June 2. For ticket information, please call the VCU ticket office at 828-7267.

Individual Cardinal Accomplishments ...

Four Advance To U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier
Ray, Miller, Bramlett and Cox make it through first stage of the U.S. Open qualifying rounds.

May 15, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford head men's golf coach Conrad Ray and several currrent student-athletes made a strong showing yesterday at two different U.S. Open local qualifiers. Ray, along with senior Zack Miller and freshmen Joseph Bramlett and Jordan Cox, advance to the U.S. Open sectional qualifier. The Championships will be played June 14-17 at the Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvannia.

Cox advanced to sectionals out of the U.S. Open local qualifier held at Del Rio CC yesterday while Ray, Bramlett and Miller advanced from the qualifier held in Half Moon Bay. Bramlett recorded the low score of the day with a 66.

Conrad Ray Tabbed Pac-10 Coach of the Year
Five Stanford golfers earn all-conference honors.

April 26, 2007

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Niklas Lemke of Arizona State and Jamie Lovemark of USC have been named Pac-10 Co-Golfers of the Year and Stanford coach Conrad Ray has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year in voting by the Pac-10 men's golf coaches. Lovemark also has been named Freshman of the Year. In addition, the 2007 All-Pac-10 Men's Golf Team selected by the coaches was announced.

Ray, in his third year as head coach, has directed a remarkable resurgence in Stanford golf. Stanford is currently the top-ranked team in the nation by Golfweek by virtue of winning six of the 11 tournaments it entered this year, with two other runnerup finishes. The Stanford team victories came in the Gopher Invitational, The Prestige at PGA West, the Corde Valle Classic, the UH-Hilo Invitational, the Ashworth Collegiate Invitational and the U.S. Intercollegiate. Ray is a former player and team captain at Stanford and was a member of the Cardinal's 1994 NCAA Championship team.

The Pac-10 golf awards and the All-Pac-10 Team are voted on by the Conference head golf coaches. Following is the complete list of honors:

Kevin Chappell, UCLA, Jr., Fresno, CA
Rob Grube, Stanford, Jr., Hinsdale, IL
Niklas Lemke, Arizona State, Sr., Linkoping, Sweden
Jamie Lovemark, USC, Fr., Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Zack Miller, Stanford, Sr., San Rafael, CA
Matt Savage, Stanford, Sr., Scottsdale, AZ

Benjamin Alvarado, Arizona State, So., Santiago, Chile
Joseph Bramlett, Stanford, Fr., Saratoga, CA
Rory Hie, USC, Fr., Lakewood, CA
Lucas Lee, UCLA, So., Torrance, CA
Alex Prugh, Washington, Sr., Spokane, WA
Brian Prouty, Arizona, Sr., Tucson, AZ

Honorable Mention: James Allenby, Fr., OSU; Tom Glissmeyer, So., USC; Daniel Im, Jr., UCLA; Michael Jensen, Jr., CAL; Daniel Lim, So., STAN; Jordan Nasser, Sr., USC; Derek Sipe, Jr., ORE; Nathan Tyler, Sr., ARIZ; Joshua Wooding, Sr., USC.

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