Men's Golf Prepares for Windon Memorial Classic
Oct. 4, 2004
Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford men's golf team is set to compete at the ninth annual Windon Memorial Classic, hosted by Northwestern, at the Conway Farms Golf Club. The three-round tournament runs October 4-5 in Lake Forest, Ill.
The Windon Memorial Classic is a 54-hole tournament, with 36 holes played on Monday (Oct. 4) and 18 holes on Tuesday (Oct. 5). A practice round will be played Sunday.
THis year's 18 entrants include defending national champion California. Also in the field are Oklahoma, Toledo, Kent State and Purdue -- four teams that joined the Golden Bears at the 2004 NCAA National Championships in Virginia. Another nine teams -- Minnesota, Duke, LSU, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Stanford, Kansas, Furman and Illinois -- earned NCAA regional berths in 2004. The other entrants, besides Northwestern, are North Florida, UC Davis and Richmond.
Opened in 1991, Conway Farms is a Tom Fazio-designed course and it was named one of the best new private courses in the nation by Golf Digest. The 6,733-yard, par 71 layout is played on an open prairie and offers true links-style golf. With a 132 slope, its undulating bent greens and fairways require strategic course management and a variety of shots. Conway Farms served as the host course for the 1996 Ping/GolfWeek Preview, the 1997 NCAA Men's Golf Championships the 1998 USGA Junior Amateur, and the 1999 Windon Memorial.
The Cardinal are coming off of a second place finish in their opening tournament of the 2004-05 season.