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Cardinal In Contention

Oct 4, 2021

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FORT WORTH, Texas - Stanford men's golf sits in fifth place through 36 holes on Monday at the Colonial Collegiate Invitational at Colonial Country Club. The Cardinal is led by Michael Thorbjornsen and Henry Shimp, who both sit inside the Top 10 with 18 holes left to play on Tuesday. 

In a stacked field, Stanford leads teams such as No. 6 Texas, No. 7 Clemson, No. 18 Vanderbilt and No. 19 Georgia. The Cardinal trails only No. 25 Pepperdine, who leads the field at 1-over, No. 5 Oklahoma State, No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 35 Wake Forest. 

Fresh off his first collegiate Top 10 at the Fighting Illini Invitational, Thorbjornsen is tied for fourth following rounds of 69 and 70 on Monday. The first-round 69 was his fourth career round in the 60s, while 14 of his 28 collegaite rounds have now been par or better. The sixth-year Shimp shot identical rounds of 70 on Monday and now has four consecutive rounds at even or better. He sits tied for eighth.

Karl Vilips is in a tie for 31st, helped by his opening round 69, while Ethan Ng moved up 27 spots in the second round, improving by five strokes with a 1-over 71. Freshman Alex Yang also made his Cardinal debut on Monday.

Stanford begins its final round on Tuesday at 6:45 a.m. PT and will play with Texas and Oklahoma State. 
 

Colonial Collegiate Invitational (Colonial Country Club, par 70)

Name Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
5. Stanford 283 (+3) 285 (+5) -- 568 (+8)
T4. Michael Thorbjornsen 69 (-1) 70 (E) -- 139 (-1)
T8. Henry Shimp 70 (E) 70 (E) -- 140 (E)
T31. Karl Vilips 69 (-1) 76 (+6) -- 145 (+5)
T41. Ethan Ng 76 (+6) 71 (+1) -- 147 (+7)
T78. Alex Yang 75 (+5) 74 (+4) -- 149 (+9)