Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Where does the spring go .....

Hello Friends of Stanford Men's Golf!

Sorry that it has been a while since my last post but things with the team have been in full gear. We are all getting ready for the 41st US Intercollegiate at Stanford this weekend. Can you say exciting!! Five of the top-25 teams in the country will be here and on those teams five of the top-25 individuals will also be in attendance. The golf promises to be as good as the forecast ... fantastic! We hope you can make it out to support the team and take it all in on this beautiful golf course we are so lucky to have.

Over the last few weeks the guys have come off a very impressive showing at The Golf Club of Georgia finishing second in the toughest field we have seen all year. Clemson ended up catching us on the back nine the final day, playing in snow flurries by the way, so it was a tough battle. David Chung, our star freshman, almost got his first collegiate victory as well so I hope all things are indicating a strong Cardinal sprint to the finish.

Speaking of the finish, NCAA's are right around the corner and it looks like we are in good shape to qualify for Regionals which is good news ... maybe even earning the #1 seed in the West. USC is ahead of us currently but with good showings at Stanford this weekend and at the Pac-10 Championship in Seattle in a few weeks we can maybe catch them. Regionals will provide a new challenge with only five teams advancing out of fifteen so we will have to be at the top of our games. The new match play format also will be very interesting at NCAA's if we play well enough to get there. So all in all plenty of things to look forward to. I believe our guys are up for the challenge.

I will make sure to keep you up to date on everything as it plays out and hope you can make it out to the course sometime this spring!

Go Cardinal!