Stanford Hosts U.S. Intercollegiate Beginning Sunday

April 6, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - The 42nd Annual U.S. Intercollegiate Golf Tournament, featuring five of the top-10 teams in the nation, gets underway on Sunday, April 11 at the Stanford University Golf Course.

Teams will tee off on holes 1 and 10 on Sunday and Monday starting at 9:00 a.m. and use a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start for Tuesday's final round. Stanford Golf Course will play at a length of 6,727 yards and to a par of 70 for this event.

Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com.

The 20-team field features five teams ranked in the top-10 by Golfstat, including in No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Washington, No. 4 Oregon, No. 6 UCLA and No. 8 Arizona State.

Other teams in the field include California, Denver, Fresno State, Hawaii, Lamar, Long Beach State, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Diego State, San Francisco, San Jose State, UC Davis, UC Irvine, USC and Washington State.

Six of the nation's top-20 players are also expected to be in the field, including No. 1 Diego Velasquez of Oregon State, No. 3 John Chin of UC Irvine, No. 4 Eugene Wong of Oregon, No. 8 Sihwan Kim of Stanford, No. 17 and defending champion Nick Taylor of Washington and No. 19 Brooks Koepka of Denver.

The medalist of this year's U.S. Intercollegiate will earn an automatic exemption into the 2010 Reno-Tahoe Open, which will take place from July 15-18 at the Montreux Golf & Country Club.

'Over the years the U.S. Intercollegiate has become one of the top West Coast college events,' said Knowles Family Director of Golf Conrad Ray. ' The Stanford Golf Course stands up to par and the weather forecast looks good so we should have a fantastic competition.

'With the majority of the Pac-10 Conference in attendance the level of play will be very high,' said Ray. 'Our guys really look forward to playing well at home because there is a lot of local knowledge about playing Stanford well so I hope we can execute our plan properly. We are also excited about the Reno Tahoe Open exemption. It is a first for our event and a really neat thing for college golf in general.'

Washington won last year's event with a 36-under team score of 804, 15 strokes ahead of second place USC (819). Nick Taylor of Washington took medalist honors with a 12-under score of 198 on rounds of 69, 66 and 63, edging out teammate Darren Wallace by one stroke.

Stanford placed fourth last year with an 11-under team score of 829. The Cardinal has won the event 12 times since the tournament's inception in 1968, most recently in 2007, edging out Minnesota in a tie breaker for the title. Rob Grube is the last Stanford player to win the individual title, as he captured medalist honors in 2006 and '07.

Stanford, ranked second in GolfStat's Top-25 poll, is coming off a fourth place finish at last weekend's ASU/Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, where the Cardinal shot a 54-hole team score of 846, seven strokes behind tournament-winner Washington (839).

Stanford began its spring schedule with a win at the Mauna Lani Invitational and then placed eighth at the USC Collegiate Invitational.

The U.S. Intercollegiate will be the team's final tune up before the Pac-10 Conference Championships, scheduled for Apr. 26-28 at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe.

U.S. Intercollegiate History
Team Winner and Medalist

1968
Stanford (881)
Sandy Alderman, Stanford (214)

1969
USC (896)
Gary Sanders, USC (219)

1970
Stanford (872)Gary Vanier, Stanford (215)

1971
Stanford (885)
Tom Watson (212)

1972
Stanford (890)
Rex Caldwell, San Fernando (216)

1973)
Stanford (897)
Conrad Nilmier, Stanford (220)

1974
Stanford (877)
Dave Baskins, Stanford (214)

1975
Stanford (873)
Mark Lye, San Jose State (214)

1976
San Jose State (870)
Mike Peck, Stanford (NA)

1977
San Diego State (887)
Gary Simoni, San Diego State (NA)

1978
San Diego State (882)
Chuck White, UCLA (210)

1979
UCLA, 873
Lenny Clements, San Diego State (210)

1980
Stanford (1092)
Scott Williams, Seattle (213)

1982
UCLA (1098)
Corey Pavin, UCLA (211)

1983
Stanford (1101)
Sam Randolph, USC (211)

1984
USC (1094)
Sam Randolph, USC (209)

1985
UCLA (1069)
Duffy Waldorf, UCLA (199)

1986
USC (1124)
Steve Fisher, UNLV (219)

1987-Spring
USC (1101)
Bill Mayfair, Arizona State (206)

1987-Fall
Arizona (1080)
Kevein Leach, UCLA (206)

1988
Fresno State (875)
Dennis Postlewait, Miami (210)

1989
Stanford (1106)
Dennis Postlewait, Miami (214)

1990
Rice (889)
Mike Milliken, Stanford (209)

1991
Arizona (861)
David Berganio, Arizona (209)

1992
Arizona (843)
Manny Zerman (207)

1993
Oregon (862)
Kevin Lamair, Oregon State (211)

1994
Arizona State (859)
Todd Demsey, Arizona State (210)

1995
Stanford (853)
Casey Martin, Stanford (206)

1996
Fresno State (870)
Joel Kribel, Stanford (211)

1997
USC (851)
Joel Kribel, Stanford (208)

1998
UCLA (877)
Herbert Forester, Pacific and Rich Barcelo, Nevada (214)

1999
Brigham Young (852)
Michael Beard, Pepperdine (206)

2000
California (855)
Han Lee, California (207)

2001
Arizona (837)
Chris Nallen, Arizona (206)

2002
USC (848)
Phillip Rowe, Stanford (205)

2003
UCLA (840)
Mark Warman, San Diego State (206)

2004
UCLA (838)
Pat Moore, Arizona State (208)

2006
UCLA (578)
Rob Grube, Stanford (135)
*Rain shortened event

2007
Stanford (838)
Rob Grube, Stanford (202)

2008
USC (828)
Rory Hie, USC (200)

2009
Washington (804)
Nick Taylor, Washington (198)

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