Men's Golf Heads To The U.S. Collegiate Championship

March 21, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - The seventh-ranked Stanford men's golf team finds itself back in action this coming week and will be participating in the 2008 United States Collegiate Championship, hosted by Georgia Tech, at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga. The three day, 54-hole tournament begins on Monday, March 24 at the club's Lakeside Course and features 8 of the top-10 teams in the nation.

Stanford will shoot against top-ranked Alabama, No. 2 Georgia, No. 3 Charlotte, No. 4 UCLA, No. 5 Oklahoma State, No. 6 USC, No. 10 Georgia Tech, No. 11 Florida State, No. 24 Eastern Tennessee St., No. 34 Texas A&M, No. 39 Texas, No. 61 Georgia State, and No. 102 BYU.

The USCC has come to be known as the 'Masters of College Golf', and offers PGA Tour-type, championship conditions for the nation's finest college players, including a personal caddie for all three rounds. The 7017-yard Lakeside Course, is one of two Arthur Hills-designed championship courses at The Golf Club of Georgia. It is famous for its accuracy demands on approach shots and its firm, fast greens. It has been the host of the United States Collegiate Championship since the tournament's inception in 2006.

Stanford has never competed in the United States Collegiate Championship. The Cardinal will be sending Rob Grube, Dodge Kemmer, Daniel Lim, Sihwan Kim, and Steve Ziegler to the tournament.

The USCC crowns a team and individual champion, which are honored on the Club's perpetual mahogany, gold and crystal trophy. Team champions have been Clemson (2006) and Georgia (2007). Individual titles have gone to Clemson's Stephen Poole (2006) and Wake Forest's Webb Simpson (2007). The tournament has been televised the past two years on Comcast Sports Southeast.

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