Stanford Men Advance To NCAA Championships

May 19, 2007

Tempe, Ariz. - The Stanford men's golf team shot a 14-under par 274 on the final day of competition at the NCAA West Regional to finish seventh overall with a three-round score of 33-under 831. As one of the top 10 finishers in the regional, the Cardinal advance to the NCAA Championships at the end of the month. South Carolina took top honors with a 44-under 820. UCLA finished two stroke back at 822. Rounding out the top five were Southern California (824), Arizona State (824) and Vanderbilt (826).

Also advancing to the NCAA Championships are Arizona (828), New Mexico (833), Wake Forest (839) and East Tennessee State (839). Daniel Summerhays of BYU and Chance Pipitone of Penn qualified for the two individual spots.

The top 10 teams of the 27 who competed are advancing to the 2007 NCAA Championships held in Williamsburg, Va., May 30-June 2 at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (hosted by Virginia Commonwealth).

Freshman golfer Joseph Bramlett fired a six-under 66 this afternoon to move from 23rd into a tie for 10th individually with a three round score of 12-under 204 (71-67-66). Bramlett went four under on the back nine with birdies on 10, 14, 15 and 17.

Teammates Daniel Lim (72-71-66) and Zack Miller (67-71-71) tied for 36th on the individual leaderboard with a seven-under 209. Senior Matt Savage tied for 53rd with a four-under 212 (70-71-71). Junior Rob Grube rounded out the list of Cardinal competitors, finishing tied for 71st at two-under 214 (69-74-71).

Arizona State's Benjamin Alvarado took individual medalist honors with an 18-under 198 for the tournament.

The Cardinal, with six tournament wins on the year, advance to the NCAA Championship for the second time in the past 10 seasons (2005). They are a seven-time NCAA champion with most recent coming in 1994.

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