Incoming Freshmen Advance To 2006 U.S. Amatuer

July 31, 2006

Stanford, Calif. - Incoming freshmen men's golfers Joseph Bramlett and Jordan Cox have recently advanced through sectional qualifying for the 2006 U.S. Amateur. Bramlett, playing at Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park, Calif., was medalist shooting 68-72 (-4) 140 to advance. Cox, playing at Cordevalle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif., fired 71-67 (-6) 138 to move on as well.

Bramlett is a resident of Saratoga, Calif. and alumni of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View. He was the youngest player ever to qualify for the U.S. Amateur in 2002 at the age of 14 years old. Bramlett has won the Ernie Piper Santa Clara Amateur Championship twice at ages 15 and 16. In 2005, he has won the CCF High School Championships, finished runner up in the California State Amateur, represented California in the USGA Team Championships, and was named the San Jose Sports Authority 2005 Male Prep Athlete of the Year. His parents are Marlo and Debbie Bramlett of Saratoga, Calif.

Cox is a resident of Redwood Shores, Calif. and an alumni of Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo. He is an AJGA All-American. He was runner up in the 2003 USGA Junior Amateur Championship, 2004 British Junior Open Champion at Kilmarnock Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland, 2005 Rolex Tournament Champion Medalist, and 2005 California Amateur Medalist. His parents are Brad and Mutsuyo Cox of Redwood Shores, Calif.

'This is a huge accomplishment for both of the guys at their age,' said head coach Conrad Ray. 'Playing in the U.S. Amateur is a wonderful experience and you find out why it is considered a major among professional golfers. It should be a great confidence builder for both Jordan and Joseph as they get ready for the Farm.'

Both future Cardinal now advance to the 106th US Amateur Championship on Aug. 21-27 at the famed Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.