Men's Golf Announces Year-End Awards
June 8, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf, Conrad Ray, announced the team's year-end awards today. The annual awards honored four members of the 2008-2009 squad.
Freshman David Chung, who was named to the Ping West Region Team, received the Steele Award for the freshman with the lowest stroke average. Chung managed a 73.89 average over 36 rounds.
Sophomore Graham Brockington was awarded the team's Most Improved Player award. Brockington participated in three tournaments this season and finished 45th individually at the U.S. Intercollegiate Championship, shooting a 67 in the first round. He earned his best finish at the Pac-10 Championship, tying for 35th.
Sophomore Steve Ziegler, who was named a Ping Second-Team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) was voted the team's Most Valuable Player. In addition to his All-American accolades, Ziegler was also first-team All Pac-10 and earned the lone individual tournament crown for the Cardinal this season.
The Stanford Tradition award, an award given to the player exhibiting leadership, strong work ethic, academic excellence, and an overall appreciation of the traditions of the university and Stanford men's golf, was given to senior Daniel Lim. Lim also earned the 'Spooney' Award, which is given to the Stanford golfer displaying the most fight and tenacity while maintaining a never give up attitude.
'Our program is proud of these team members and looks to build on this leadership in the future,' said Head Coach Ray. The Cardinal will lose Lim and fellow senior Dodge Kemmer to graduation, but returns seven golfers and will bring in two new players for the start of the 2009-10 season.