Men's Golf Announces Year-End Team Awards

June 8, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf, Conrad Ray, announced the team's year-end awards today. The annual awards honored five separate members of the 2009-2010 squad and were voted on by the team and coaching staff.

Freshman Andrew Yun received the Steele Award for the freshman with the lowest stroke average. Yun managed a 72.2 average over 39 rounds and played every event in the top 5 for the Cardinal except one.

Freshmen Steven Kearney was awarded the team's Most Improved Player award. Kearney competed in four tournaments for the Cardinal this year with a final round 70 at the Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle to help the team win it's first team trophy of the season.

Sophomore David Chung, who was selected to be of the 2010 Palmer Cup Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), was voted the team's Most Valuable Player. In addition Chung was also first-team All Pac-10 in one of the strongest year's for the conference in history.

The Stanford Tradition award, an award given to the player exhibiting leadership, strong work ethic, academic excellence, and an overall appreciation of the traditions of the University and Stanford Men's Golf, was given to senior captain Joseph Bramlett. Bramlett also recently qualified for the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach.

Finally, Stanford Golf's highest award, 'The Spooney', which is given to the team member with the most tenacity and never give up attitude, was awarded to Sophomore Steve Ziegler.

'Our program is very proud of these team members and we are looking to build on this leadership in the upcoming years.' said Head Coach Conrad Ray.