The 2017 college football season is nearly upon us and Stanford special teams will see plenty of new faces and some returning ones, too. Stanford will have to replace special team savants Conrad Ukropina and Christian McCaffrey but coach Pete Alamar is up to the task.
After a successful stroke play portion of the NCAA Championships and a victory over Baylor in the quarterfinals, the Stanford women’s golf team fell to Arizona State early Wednesday morning in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. The loss marks the first time in three years that the women did not make the NCAA finals.
No. 4 Stanford Mens golf team protected its home turf the past three days, tying for first of 13 in the NCAA Regionals at the par-70 Stanford University Golf Course. The Cardinal easily placed within the top five, as necessary to advance to Rich Harvest Hills in Sugar Grove, Illinois for the NCAA Championship May 26-31. The Cardinal placed all five of their players in the top-20, including three in the top-5, in the 73 person field.
The No. 1 Stanford women’s golf team dusted the competition at NCAA Regionals in Albuquerque, winning the 54-hole tournament behind four top-11 individual finishes, including a 6-under, medalist performance from freshman Albane Valenzuela.
The Stanford golf teams are in the final stretch, entering the NCAA postseason in the coming week. The women’s team will head into action first, playing May 8-10 in the Albuquerque Regional at The Championship Golf Course at the University of New Mexico. The men have to wait a little longer but get home field…
After Saturday’s play was cancelled as Boulder turned into a cold winter wonderland, Stanford finished strong on Sunday but fell short of a miraculous comeback, taking second at the Pac-12 Championships. Nearly five inches of springtime snow at the par-70 Boulder Country Club in Colorado shortened the tournament into a 54-hole event instead of a 72-holer.
No. 2 Stanford women’s golf traveled to Sewailo Golf Club in Tuscon, Arizona this past Monday through Wednesday to participate in the Pac-12 Championships. The Cardinal finished in third place, just one shot behind No. 21 Colorado, and 22 shots behind winner UCLA, who finished at an impressive two-under as a team over the 54 hole event.
No.3 Stanford women’s golf travelled to wine country for a three-day stay to compete in the Silverado Showdown, hosted by Oregon and Colorado at Silverado Resort and Spa’s golf course. Stanford freshman Andrea Lee and senior Casey Danielson both placed in the top four, and the the Cardinal poured in birdies en route to a team score of 16 under par, nine shots ahead of second place UCLA, in the 54-hole tournament.