Cardinal Men Claim U.S. Intercollegiate Title
April 15, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - The nationally ranked Stanford men's golf team won its sixth tournament of the season with a victory today at the U.S. Intercollegiate in Stanford, Calif. The Cardinal tied with Minnesota with a three-round total of two-under par 838, but won the tiebreaker for top tournament honors (tiebreaker calculated by the three day total of the throw-out score each day - Stanford had a 219 while Minnesota had a 223). Cardinal Rob Grube was crowned the individual champion, firing an eight-under par 202 for the tournament.
Oregon State finished third (860), followed by UC Irvine (862), Washington (866), Nevada (867), Colorado State (871), Missouri (873), Washington State (875), UC Davis (879) and Arkansas (879).
Minnesota actually led by one stroke with one hole left, but Stanford's Rob Grube made par on the 18th (par 4) while Golden Gopher Bronson LaCassie bogeyed to tie up the two teams.
The Cardinal placed five golfers in the top 20 individually.
Stanford's Daniel Lim, competing as an individual, finished third overall with a four-under par 206 (67-70-69). Senior Matt Savage placed sixth with an even par 210 (72-68-70). Freshman Joseph Bramlett tied for seventh at one-over 211 (71-68-72) while teammate Dodge Kemmer, competing as an individual, tied for 12th with a 213 (69-74-70). Freshman Jordan Cox tied for 21st after carding a 216 (72-72-72) and senior Zack Miller tied for 30th with a 218 (75-71-72). Cardinal Matt Shin, competing as an individual, tied for 51st with a 224 (73-70-81).
Stanford's six tournament victories is the most since the Tiger Woods era in the mid '90's.
Cardinal Daniel Lim led the tournament with 42 par putts on the weekend, followed by Rob Grube's 40. Matt Savage led Stanford with 11 birdies over three rounds, followed closely by Grube with 10. The Cardinal golfers recorded an eagle this weekend - Miller, Grube and Cox.
The Cardinal now prepare for the 2007 Pac-10 Men's Golf Championships, April 23-25, in Eugene, Oregon.
Team Scores - *t1. Stanford 838, t1. Minnesota 838, 3. Oregon State 860, 4. UC Irvine 862, 5. Washington 866, 6. Nevada 867, 7. Colorado State 871, 8. Missouri 873, 9. Washington State 875, t10. UC Davis 879, t10. Arkansas 879, 12. Xavier 883, 13. UNC-Wilmington, 14. Rice 900, 15. San Jose State 910.