Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Close Call at the U.S. Intercollegiate

Greetings from the Farm!

This past weekend we ran into a buzz saw! Unfortunately the buzz saw came in the form of a hot USC Trojan Golf team and course record 62 by USC golfer Rory Hie in the first round of the U.S. Intercollegiate. The boys were able to hang in there throughout the weekend after being 13 back after round 1 but we came up short finishing second at -2 for the 54 hole total.

The final round was definitely a bright spot with the team shooting -11 and our fifth kick-out score being plus one. This solid team effort is going to be a critical factor to our success as we move forward and eliminating high rounds will be important especially at the Pac-10 Conference tournament next week at the Meadow Club where we play with six players per team instead of five.

Next week promises to be a fun week and a bit of a shootout. We have plenty of motivation to do well. 1994 was the last year that Stanford won the Conference Championship. The Meadow Club is all about putting so we will put in some extra work this week with the flat stick and look to build on the momentum from this past weekend. Not mention, any time we can perform well in Golden Bear country it is a bonus.

I hope you can also take the time to check out the press release on the opening of our new practice complex, The Siebel Varsity Golf Training Complex. Look for a video tour that will be coming out shortly.

Thanks to everyone that helped make last weekend a success. Having an event like ours really makes you appreciate the support we have and the beautiful setting Stanford University and the Stanford Golf Course provides.

Go Cardinal!

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