Cardinal Open 2002-03 Season At Windon Memorial Classic

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Sept. 25, 2002

Stanford Kick Off Fall Season: The Stanford men's golf team opens the season at the Windon Memorial Classic, September 30-October 1 in Glenview, Illinois at the Glen View Club (par 72, 6,750 yards). The thirteen team competition will consist of 54 holes - 36 on Monday and 18 on Tuesday. Tee times will begin at 7:45 a.m. on Monday off tees No. 1 and No. 10 while Tuesday tee times will begin at 8 a.m. from the first and 10th tees.

Tournament Participants: The 2002 field consists of UC Davis, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Southern, Houston, Kent State, Louisiana State, North Florida, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Oregon and Stanford.

Last Year: Oklahoma won the event in 2000, firing a course-record 868 while USC's Hunter Mahan (213) took individual honors. The tournament was not contested in 2001 due to Northwestern hosting the NCAA Championships. In 2000, Stanford finished 10th with a three-round total of 898. Current Cardinal golfers Jim Seki and Ron Won finished tied for 19th (222) and 60th (259) respectively.

Traveling For The Cardinal: Stanford will bring five golfers to the Windon Memorial - Jim Seki, Blake Mastalir, Ron Won, Kyle Gentry, George Downing.

Up Next: Stanford will next travel to Camarillo, California for the Pepperdine Club Grove Intercollegiate, October 7-8, hosted by Pepperdine University.

Head Coach Jeff Mitchell: A former professional golfer on the PGA Tour and director of golf at Texas Tech, Jeff Mitchell begins his third year as the head men's golf coach at Stanford. Prior to coming to The Farm, Mitchell spent 10 years as the head women's golf coach at Texas Tech, an in 1998, he became the golf director for both the men's and women's programs. He was named District Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1996 and the Southwest Conference Coach of the Year in 1994 and 1996. For nine years (1976-84), Mitchell was on the PGA Tour, playing in an average of 30 tournaments a year. He won the Phoenix Open in 1980 and had a dozen top-10 finishes as well as making 111 career cuts. A 1989 graduate of Texas Tech, Mitchell earned a degree in physical education and received his teaching certification in 1990.

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