Golf tournaments in Hawaii sometimes aren’t always all they are cracked up to be. First, there’s the long flight and the subsequent jet lag. Then, there’s the issue of actually focusing on the event. The latter can be quite a task, as picturesque ocean views and beautiful beaches can be just a little bit distracting.
The No. 11 Stanford men’s golf team experienced firsthand the wild nature of the Lone Star State as it pulled out a solid second place finish at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, which concluded yesterday in Dallas. Led by junior Patrick Rodgers, senior Cameron Wilson and sophomore David Boote, the Cardinal used a late third-round push to surge back into second place behind No. 6 Oklahoma State, the tournament champion.
Playing against one of the toughest fields in recent collegiate golf memory, Stanford’s women’s golf grabbed fourth place, finishing behind three conference opponents ranked in… Continue Reading »
Playing at home can have its advantages, especially in collegiate golf. For one, there is no tiresome travel or learning on the fly during practice rounds. Competing on home turf affords the player more confidence: She knows what to expect because she’s had this exact shot or that lie many times before.
However, oddly enough, playing at home can also be disrupting to routines. Some athletes may get complacent and not prepare themselves as much as they would prior to a road event. In addition, having so many familiar faces in the gallery at home tournaments can be detrimental.
After a resounding win at the Erin Hills Invitational two weeks ago, the Stanford men’s golf team fell back to earth over the weekend at… Continue Reading »
The Stanford men’s rowing squad finished third at the Head of the Charles Regatta Sunday in Boston and, for the second consecutive year, was the… Continue Reading »
It has been quite a successful past couple of days for the Stanford golf teams. A day after the men scored a convincing win at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate in Wisconsin, the women’s squad—led by veterans sophomore Mariah Stackhouse and junior Mariko Tumangan—won by an even greater margin at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. Stackhouse also captured the individual crown at the event, held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.
Only one team event removed from a crushing, season-ending tournament at the NCAA regionals in May and the graduation of key players Andrew Yun and Steve Kearney, the Stanford men’s golf team is seemingly back on top again. The Cardinal thoroughly dominated the 14-team field at the inaugural Erin Hills Invitational in Erin, Wis., winning by eight strokes over conference foe UCLA. In doing so, junior Patrick Rodgers also collected the individual win, the sixth of his collegiate career.