Stanford Captures NCAA Central Regional Title
May 22, 2010
SOUTH Bend, Ind. - The second-ranked Stanford men's golf team shot a final round 274 (-6) to claim the NCAA Central Regional title by four shots over Florida State at the Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind.
Stanford's 54-hole total of 830 (-10) was four strokes clear of the second-place Seminoles and eight strokes ahead of third place Florida (838; -2). Also advancing to the NCAA Championships from the Central Regional were Duke (839; -1) and LSU (847; +7).
'We came in with the mindset that we wanted to win this tournament and we're excited that we were able to do so,' said Stanford head coach Conrad Ray. 'It was a great field and I felt it was one of the stronger regionals out there. We had a good vibe from the first shot we hit in the practice round.'
The Stanford players finished in the top-10, led by sophomore David Chung, who tied for fourth at 206 (-4). Chung finished with a 69 today and finsihed two strokes behind medalist Drew Kitteson of Florida State (204; -6).
Steve Ziegler shot a final round 69 to finish at 207 (-3), good for fifth place.
Junior Sihwan Kim tied for sixth at 208 (-2) after a final round 70.
Freshman Andrew Yun recorded the best round of any of the Cardinal player today, firing a closing round 66 to climb up to a 19th place tie at even par 210.
Senior Joeseph Bramlett tied for 39th at 216 (+6) after carding a 72 on Saturday.
Stanford will join the field at the NCAA Championships, June 1-6 at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn., where it will be in search of its ninth national title.