Oklahoma State Downs Stanford, 4-1 at NCAA Championships
June 4, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Stanford's men's golf season came to an end on Friday, as the Cardinal suffered a 4-1 loss to Oklahoma State in the first round of the match play portion of the NCAA Championships, being held at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Stanford, who had to survive a three-way play-off with San Diego and Arizona State to earn a spot in the match play field, squandered leads in three of the five matches, dashing any hopes of winning a ninth national championship.
Sophomore David Chung, playing in the No. 2 slot, posted the only victory for the Cardinal, defeating Peter Uihlein, 1-up. Chung won the 18th hole after Uihlein squared the match a hole earlier.
Freshman Andrew Yun was defeated by Trent Whitekiller, who rallied from a three hole deficit after six holes. Whitekiller eventually squared the match on hole No. 12 and then won the next two holes to go two-up. Yun won the 16th hole to cut into the lead, but could get no closer.
Sihwan Kim suffered a 5&4 loss to Kevin Tway. Kim got off to a fast start in the match and was two-up after the first four holes, only to see Tway capture holes 5, 6 and 7 to take a one-up lead. Tway then pulled away from Kim, winning holes 9, 11, 12 and 13.
Steve Ziegler lost a see-saw battle with Morgan Hoffmann after the Stanford junior enjoyed a three-up lead after eight holes. Hoffmann eventually squared the match on No. 13, only to have Ziegler regain the lead by winning the next hole. Hoffmann squared the match again on No. 15 and before taking his first lead of the match with a win on No. 17. The players halved the 18th hole, giving Hoffmann the one-up victory.
Joseph Bramlett was defeated by Sean Einhaus, 5&4.
Oklahoma State advances to the semifinals to take on Oregon, which dispatched of Washington, 3-2. Florida State will meet either Augusta State or Georgia Tech in the other semifinal.