Stanford Survives Three-Way Playoff to Advance to Match Play of NCAA Championships
June 4, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The Stanford Cardinal completed two playoff holes at three-under par to advance to the eight seed for the match play portion of the 2010 NCAA Championship. The Cardinal out-dueled San Diego and Arizona State over holes 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18.
The three teams began on 11-18 with the top four of five scores counting as the team score. Stanford and San Diego played the holes at minus two, while Arizona State bowed out at one-under.
The players at 18 moved on 10 while the other four just moved up in the rotation. Sihwan Kim gave Stanford the win with the lone birdie of the second playoff hole as he drained a 15-footer on the par five 17th to claim the eighth spot and a date with top seed Oklahoma State in match play.
Oklahoma State and Stanford have been ranked 1-2 for most of the season in the national rankings.
Junior Sihwan Kim will take on Kevin Tway, son of former PGA Champion Bob Tway, while David Chung will square off against Peter Uihlein, who was the NCAA runner-up in the individual competition. In the anchor match, head coach Conrad Ray will send out junior Steve Ziegler against Oklahoma State's Morgan Hoffman.
Other first round pairings include Washington vs. Oregon, Florida State vs. Texas Tech and Georgia Tech vs. Augusta State.