No. 9 Stanford Wraps Up Fall Season at CordeValle Collegiate

Nov. 3, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - The ninth-ranked Stanford men's golf team will conclude a successful fall season next week, heading to the CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif. to compete in the CordeValle Collegiate. Both senior Rob Grube and the Cardinal will enter the event as defending champions, after Grube and the team took first place at the tournament last November.

The event is hosted by UCLA and features a competitive 11-team field, which includes three top-10 teams and six top-50 teams. In addition to the No. 9 Cardinal and the fifth-ranked Bruins, the tournament features No. 7 USC, No. 19 Lamar, No. 33 Washington and No. 42 Texas A&M. Rounding out the field are Arizona, Augusta State, Coastal Carolina, Northwestern and Santa Clara.

The format is a 54-hole stroke play event with 11 six-man teams. The team champion will be determined by totaling the four best individual scores per round. The lowest 54-stroke play score will decide the individual champion.

The Cardinal, which has notched four top-10 finishes in as many tries this fall, is led by freshman Sihwan Kim, who carries a team-low 71.9 stroke average and remains ranked in the top-50 players nationally (No. 45). Grube continues to be a top player for Stanford as well, having earned two top-10 finishes in four tournaments this fall.

Stanford will be making its third consecutive appearance at CordeValle this year. Last season, the Cardinal dominated the field to win its third tournament of the season by a 14-stroke margin. Stanford's final round score of 268 (-20) broke the school record for the team low round and the Cardinal's three-round total of 822 (-42) also broke the school record for low team tournament score. Individually, Grube and teammate Zack Miller tied for top medalist honors with a 14-under par 202.

Action begins at 8 a.m. Monday morning, and the first Stanford group tees off at 8:36 a.m. The second and final rounds will be played Tuesday and Wednesday, both beginning at 8 a.m. as well.

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