Stanford Readies for Playoff Against Arizona State and San Diego
June 3, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Even though Stanford entered the NCAA Championships riding a wave of momentum following its first place showing at the Central Regional in South Bend, Ind., head coach Conrad Ray knew a top-eight finish and a spot in the chapionship match play portion of the event was anything but a given for the second-ranked Cardinal.
After 54-holes of stroke play competition at the NCAA Championships being held at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn., Stanford is tied with Arizona State and San Diego for eighth place at 868 (+4). The three teams will playoff for the eighth and final spot in the match play field tomorrow morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET.
The winner of the playoff will draw Oklahoma State in the first round, also to be played on Friday. The Cowboys over took Florida State with a 283 on Thursday to finish four strokes clear of the Seminoles.
Also advancing to match play were Georgia Tech (858; -6), Washington (860; -4), Oregon (861; -3) and Texas Tech (867; +3). The Red Raiders shot a final round 280 to earn a spot in the match play competition.
Kim tied for 14th in the individual competition with a 54-hole score of 213 (-3), seven strokes off the pace set by medalist Scott Langley of Illinois (206; -10). Langley claimed the NCAA individual title with a final round 68, clipping Alex Ching of San Diego and Peter Uihlein by two strokes.