Stanford's Ziegler Named Pac-10 Golfer of the Month for February
March 6, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Steve Ziegler of Stanford has been named Pacific-10 Conference Golfer of the Month for February 2009.
Ziegler, a sophomore from Broomfield, Colo., won his first career collegiate individual title in capturing medalist honors at the USC Collegiate Invitational. He fired a nine-under 71-68-65--204 to win the event by a single stroke and lead Stanford to the team title. His career-best round of 65 on the final day included six birdies on the back nine. Ziegler also posted a top-10 finish in Stanford's other tournament in February, placing seventh at the UH Hilo Intercollegiate. Ziegler was under par in four of six rounds for the month (and even par in the other two) with a 69.5 stroke average in the two tournaments.
Also nominated for player of the month honors were Gregor Main of UCLA, who finished third in the USC Collegiate Invitational and qualified and made the cut in the Buick Invitational, Tarquin MacManus of Arizona, runnerup at the John Burns Intercollegiate, and Matt Giles of USC, who had two top-10 finishes for the month.
2008-09 Pac-10 Men's Golfers of the Month
Sept. 2008 - Chris Killmer, Washington
Oct. 2008 - Kevin Tucker, Washington State
Nov. 2008 - Tim Sluiter, USC & Nick Taylor, Washington
February 2009 - Steve Ziegler, Stanford