Tuesday, May 20, 2008

NCAA Championship .... Here We Come!!!!

Dear Friends of Stanford Men’s Golf:

I hope this finds everyone well. Well it’s that time of year again folks. The time of year where it’s go low or go home! The NCAA Championships is upon us and excitement and drama will take place next week in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University and the Brick Boilermaker Golf Complex. Winning an NCAA championship is a feat in and of itself but winning back to back titles is a rarity and something that hasn’t happened in 23 years. We hope to break that streak and keep the trophy right where it belongs, right here on The Farm.

The road to the finals was a tough one but our guys prevailed. This years West Regional took place at Gold Mountain Golf Club right outside of Seattle. The conditions proved difficult but we dug deep and finished 6th out of a competitive field of 30. Steve Ziegler, Dodge Kemmer, Jordan Cox, Sihwan Kim and team captain Rob Grube came up big on the final day and will try to carry that momentum forward into Nationals.

A few congrats are in order. Three Stanford golfers picked up 2008 Pac-10 awards upon the conclusion of the 2008 Pac-10 Championships, as announced by the conference on Thursday, May 1. Rookie Sihwan Kim was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and also picked up first team All-Pac-10 honors. Senior Rob Grube was also named first team All-Pac-10, and freshman Steve Ziegler was named as an honorable mention. Our hats go off to you for a great season. Well Done!!

There are still a few spots left for our 2008 Summer Golf Camps. Feel free to call the Men’s Golf office to discuss dates available.

SAVE THE DATE! The Cardinal Golf Classic will take place on September 12th at the Stanford Golf Course and we hope you all can participate. We will have some interesting auction items this year that should catch everyone’s attention. More information will be on its way in the coming months.

The season has flown by and as we approach the year end, we want to thank everyone for all your support and generosity. We have the best program in the country and it’s all in part to your constant encouragement and assistance. Thank you for all that you do to help the program and to help continue the tradition as “The Home of Champions”.