Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hawaii Qualifying Tournament

With a phenomenal final round of 66, David Chung won the Inaugural Stanford Golf "Race to Hawaii" Qualifying Tournament.
Andrew Yun also fired a gallant 68
over the challenging San Francisco Golf Club course
in attempt to overcome a 4 shot deficit but Chung held firm.
Senior Captain, Steve Ziegler, carded four rock solid even par rounds to finish 3rd.

Final Leaderboard:

Rank Player Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Total
(SGC) (CAL) (SGC) (SF)
1 Chung 68 71 69 66 274 (-9)
2 Yun 73 71 68 68 280 (-3)
3 Ziegler 70 72 70 71 283
4 Wilson 69 74 72 75 290
5 Brockington 73 76 75 74 298
6 Dedecker 69 76 79 77 301
7 Lebow 72 79 74 77 302
8 Kearney 82 73 73 75 303
9 Bowen 79 74 79 74 306
10 Kim 80 73 76 RTD RTD

Round 4 scores - San Francisco Golf Club (Par 71):

66 - David Chung
68 - Andrew Yun
71 - Steve Ziegler
74 - Graham Brockington
74 - Wilson Bowen
75 - Cameron Wilson
75 - Steven Kearney
77 - Shane Lebow
77 - Andre Dedecker
RTD - Sihwan Kim

It's not every day that people shoot 66 at San Francisco Golf Club, and it will certainly be one to remember... (!)

Round 3 scores - Stanford Golf Course (Par 70):

68 - Andrew Yun
69 - David Chung
70 - Steve Ziegler
72 - Cameron Wilson
73 - Steven Kearney
74 - Shane Lebow
75 - Graham Brockington
76 - Sihwan Kim
79 - Andre Dedecker
79 - Wilson Bowen

It was a beautiful day out on the Stanford Golf Course. Thanks to all Club members who came along to watch. We hope you enjoyed the spectacle!

Round 2 scores - California Golf Club (Par 72):

71 - David Chung
(35-36 with 4 birdies and 3 bogies)

71 - Andrew Yun
(3 under 33 back nine with a total of 4 birdies for the day)

72 - Steve Ziegler
(birdied holes 5,6,7,12 and 17 with an extraordinary recovery shot and hole out)

73 - Sihwan Kim
(3 birdies and a bogie free back nine)

73 - Steven Kearney
(sub par leader with an eagle on the first and birdies on holes 8, 11 and 17)

74 - Wilson Bowen
(birdied holes 7 and 16)

74 - Cameron Wilson
(birdied holes 3, 15 and 17 with a nice chip and putt)

76 - Graham Brockington
(a lone birdie captured on video... watch!)

76 - Andre Dedecker
(birdied holes 1 and 11)

79 - Shane Lebow
(opened with a birdie but still recovering from congestion)

Click here to see the full playlist of videos from today's round.

Round 1 scores - Stanford Golf Course (Par 70):


1 : David Chung : 68 (-2) :

(solid nines of 33 and 35 with four birdies and just two bogies)

2= : Cameron Wilson : 69 :

(Cameron birdied all the par 4s on the front nine, parred all the par fives but bogied all the par 3s. 9 straight pars on the back nine!)

2= : Andre Dedecker : 69 :

(bounced back from a hiccup double bogie 5 on hole 14 with birdies on holes 15 and 16)

4 : Steve Ziegler : 70 :

(a clutch back nine of 33 with birdies on holes 11 and 14)

5 : Shane Lebow : 72 :

(feeling a little under the weather but with nines of 34 and 38 Shane kept up the energy through the round pretty well)

6= : Andrew Yun : 73 :

(a difficult pin position on hole 3 caught out several players including Andrew who made a very rare 3 putt from short range. He drained a long birdie putt on hole 18 to exact some revenge before the day was done)

6= : Graham Brockington : 73 :

(Perhaps the most physically fit man on the team, Graham's hard work is now showing through in his play. His shot of the day is captured in the video above with a 3 wood second shot deep into the green on the 510 yard uphill par 5 hole 16. It is as though he has an extra gear when he needs it!)

8 : Wilson Bowen : 79 :

(A tough day on the greens meant a round without birdies despite many opportunities)

9 : Sihwan Kim : 80 :

(A round peppered with double bogies meant a rocky road start for Sihwan. It was a similar story last Fall season and likewise he will quickly put things to rights)

10 : Steve Kearney : 82 :

(some good swings out there not reflected in the score... onward to Cal Club!)

Guest appearance from Volunteer Assistant Coach...

4= : Rob Grube : 70 :

(pro solid nines of 35 and 35)

See the full playlist of today's videos here.

Next Qualifying Round will be held on Saturday January 22nd at the California Golf Club...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A New Year ....

Hello Friends of Stanford Men's Golf....

It has been a few months since I have checked in personally on the blog. My new Assistant Phil has done a great job posting some fun pictures and updates the last few posts so credit to him!

We are at that time of year where the butterflies start to crank up and the eager anticipation for the spring schedule comes to life. We all believe we have a great team and now the challenge is to put it on show and do what it takes in preparation to let it all come forward. All I can say is that on campus right now the Cardinal mojo is high! What a win in the Orange Bowl, the Women hoopsters knocking off UConn, and the Men's Basketball team taking down the top team in the Pac-10 a few days back with their win against the Washington Huskies. All good vibes!!! This makes us all feel like good things are in store for Men's Golf.

The team enjoyed their time off and in impressive fashion did really well on their fall quarter finals. It is great validation for the players that come here to know that they might miss as much or more school than any team in the Athletic Department but yet the team GPA usually is north of 3.2, Impressive to say the least and credit to the team for their hard work both on and off the golf course.

We are now immersed in our off season training regimen of workouts three days per week and practice on the Stanford Course and Siebel Complex. The guys have enjoyed a few new practice games that Coach Rowe has also implemented testing all facets of their game.

We are all preparing for our next big event which will take place the first week of Feb. on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is the strongest field we will play in all year as teams from all over the country fly in to enjoy the beautiful weather and good competition. This year we will compete on the Waikoloa Kings Course which is gem and a very strong test of golf. It is neat to see how intense qualifying is for this first tournament among the guys. This is driven both by the hard work they have put in over the winter as well as the keen draw of the destination. Let's see ... playing golf in Hawaii for the week or staying back on campus to study... the preference is very clear!!! Our record in Hawaii has been solid over the years ... we have come out victorious two out of the last three years! Lets see what happens.

On the home front, we are all very excited to be following the exploits of our first PGA Tour Players in a while. Zack Miller and Joe Bramlett played really well at the Q-school this past fall and both are one event into their rookie year on Tour. I never knew could garner so much of my attention following their scores! Also fun to see David Chung enjoy a few weeks as the World's #1 ranked amateur according to the R&A. Impressive to say the least and we are all eager to see how he plays this winter and spring.

Also on the radar around here is the upcoming Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship that will be held at Stanford April 29,30 and May 1. We only host once every 10 or now 12 years so we are working hard to make it very memorable. Stanford's last Pac-10 crown was in 1994 so we have something to prove on our home course. Focusing on the process and quality preparation will get us where we want to go.

We continue to be very appreciate of the support that we get from the Stanford Golf Community and people like you. Thanks for reading our blog and checking out I have a feeling that this team can make their marks on the record book if things go the right way .... Go Cardinal!

Coach Ray