Cardinal Head South To Club Glove Intercollegiate

Oct. 4, 2002

Stanford Prepare For Tourney In Southern California: The Stanford men's golf team will head South to compete in the 2002 Club Glove Intercollegiate, hosted by Pepperdine, October 7-8, at the Saticoy Country Club in Somis, California. The 6,900-yard, par 72 course will be a tough challenge for the 12-team field. The teams will play 36 holes on October 7 and the final 18 holes on October 8.

Tournament Participants: The 2002 field consists of Brigham Young, California, Colorado State, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pepperdine, Southern Methodist, Stanford, UC Irvine, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara.

Last Year: Stanford did not compete at this tournament last year.

Traveling For The Cardinal: Stanford will bring five golfers to the Club Glove - Jim Seki, Blake Mastalir, Ron Won, Pat Phillips, Kevin Blue.

Up Next: Stanford will next head across the Bay to the MacKenzie Invitational, hosted by the University of California-Berkeley, Oct. 14-15 at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif. The tournament is the first major event that the Golden Bears have hosted since the 1998 Pac-10 Championships.

Last Time Out: The Stanford men's golf team opened the 2002-03 season with a third place finish at the Windon Memorial Classic, carding a three-round score of 876. Senior Jim Seki was the Cardinal's top finisher, tying for second with a six-under par 210. Two other golfers placed in the top 15 as well: Junior Blake Mastalir tied for sixth (214) and Senior Ron Won tied for 15th (219). Senior George Downing tied for 41st overall with a 233 while freshman Kyle Gentry tied for 65th (243).

Head Coach Jeff Mitchell: A former professional golfer on the PGA Tour and director of golf at Texas Tech, Jeff Mitchell begins his third year as the head men's golf coach at Stanford. Prior to coming to The Farm, Mitchell spent 10 years as the head women's golf coach at Texas Tech, an in 1998, he became the golf director for both the men's and women's programs. He was named District Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1996 and the Southwest Conference Coach of the Year in 1994 and 1996. For nine years (1976-84), Mitchell was on the PGA Tour, playing in an average of 30 tournaments a year. He won the Phoenix Open in 1980 and had a dozen top-10 finishes as well as making 111 career cuts. A 1989 graduate of Texas Tech, Mitchell earned a degree in physical education and received his teaching certification in 1990.

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