Stanford Captures Gifford Intercollegiate at CordeValle

Nov. 11, 2009

SAN MARTIN, Calif. - Stanford's men's golf team captured its first event of the 2009-10 season today, winning the Gifford Intercollegiate Championships hosted by UCLA at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.

Five of the six players in Conrad Ray's lineup shot even par or better in the final round, as the Cardinal posted a 54-hole team score of 1056 (354-350-352) to finish ahead of top-ranked Oklahoma State by three shots.

Sihwan Kim finished second among the individuals with a score of 207 on rounds of 69, 68 and 71. The Stanford junior finished three strokes behind Peter Uihlein of Oklahoma State.

Sophomore David Chung turned in a brilliant closing round of 67 today to climb into third place with a final 54-hole total of 208. Chung had six birdies on his card in today's final round.

Freshman Andrew Yun and junior Steve Ziegler both turned in rounds of 71 today to finish tied for 18th and 23rd, respectively.

Freshman Andre De Decker tied for 41st with a 54-hole total of 219 after shooting a 77 today.

Fellow frosh Steve Kearney turned in a solid closing round of 70 after shooting rounds of 78 and 79 in the first two rounds. Kearney finished at 227 for the tournament, tied for 76th place.

Graham Brockington, playing as an individual, shot a 72 today and finished tied for 50th with a score of 222.

The Cardinal will be off resume its schedule on Feb. 3, when Stanford participates in the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational.

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