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
Sandy Alderman, Stanford (214)
Gary Sanders, USC (219)
Stanford (872)Gary Vanier, Stanford (215)
Tom Watson (212)
Rex Caldwell, San Fernando (216)
Conrad Nilmier, Stanford (220)
Dave Baskins, Stanford (214)
Mark Lye, San Jose State (214)
San Jose State (870)
Mike Peck, Stanford (NA)
San Diego State (887)
Gary Simoni, San Diego State (NA)
San Diego State (882)
Chuck White, UCLA (210)
Lenny Clements, San Diego State (210)
Scott Williams, Seattle (213)
Corey Pavin, UCLA (211)
Sam Randolph, USC (211)
Sam Randolph, USC (209)
Duffy Waldorf, UCLA (199)
Steve Fisher, UNLV (219)
Bill Mayfair, Arizona State (206)
Kevein Leach, UCLA (206)
Fresno State (875)
Dennis Postlewait, Miami (210)
Dennis Postlewait, Miami (214)
Mike Milliken, Stanford (209)
David Berganio, Arizona (209)
Manny Zerman (207)
Kevin Lamair, Oregon State (211)
Arizona State (859)
Todd Demsey, Arizona State (210)
Casey Martin, Stanford (206)
Fresno State (870)
Joel Kribel, Stanford (211)
Joel Kribel, Stanford (208)
Herbert Forester, Pacific and Rich Barcelo, Nevada (214)
Brigham Young (852)
Michael Beard, Pepperdine (206)
Han Lee, California (207)
Chris Nallen, Arizona (206)
Phillip Rowe, Stanford (205)
Mark Warman, San Diego State (206)
Pat Moore, Arizona State (208)
Rob Grube, Stanford (135)
*Rain shortened event
Rob Grube, Stanford (202)
Rory Hie, USC (200)
Nick Taylor, Washington (198)