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Apr 6, 2021


CHANDLER, Ariz. - Sophomore Barclay Brown fired a 7-under 65 on Tuesday at The Cowboy Classic to earn his first career collegiate win. As a team, Stanford finished fifth out of 23 teams, shooting a 19-under 845, which included identical 8-under 280s in each of the last two rounds.

"I'm mainly relieved to get my first win out of the way so I can try to get some more without the pressure of never having won one," Brown said. "It's nice to have something myself and now hopefully our team can push on for the rest of the season. Everything is moving in a pretty good direction for us and we are excited about that."

"I'm really happy for Barclay," The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf Conrad Ray said. "He played tremendously and relied on a hot putter today. His game has been trending and he had a little extra confidence this week after making the Walker Cup. Good things are ahead and it's great to see him lead us."

The round, which catapulted Brown to a tournament-best 14-under 202, was his third career round of 65-or-better. The South Yorkshire, England native has now shot in the 60s for 10 of his 28 collegiate rounds. He became the first Cardinal to win individual medalist honors since Isaiah Salinda claimed the 2019 Stanford Regional honors following his win at The Western Intercollegiate that same season.

For the second consecutive tournament, Ethan Ng finished tied for 14th, shooting a 5-under 211 over the last two days. 

The Cardinal will be back in action next Monday through Wednesday for The Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club. GOLF Channel will have coverage of all three days, in what is scheduled to be Stanford's final event before beginning postseason action at the Pac-12 Championships on April 26.

The Cowboy Classic (Whirlwind Golf Club Cattail Course, par 72)

Name Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
5. Stanford 285 (-3) 280 (-8) 280 (-8) 845 (-19)
1. Barclay Brown 70 (-2) 67 (-5) 65 (-7) 202 (-14)
T14. Ethan Ng 69 (-3) 69 (-3) 73 (+1) 211 (-5)
T48. Michael Thorbjornsen 72 (E) 74 (+2) 72 (E) 218 (+2)
T52. Karl Vilips 74 (+2) 74 (+2) 71 (-1) 219 (+3)
T64. Nate Menon 79 (+7) 70 (-2) 72 (E) 221 (+5)