Andrew Yun is one of several underclassmen who compete with the Stanford men's golf team. Yun, fellow sophomore Steve Kearney and freshmen Cameron Wilson and Shane Lebow all turned in solid performances at The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta this week.
Yun produced the best overall performance, shooting a 7-under-65 in Tuesday's final round to capture the individual title at the tournament.
Yun, a four-time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-America selection, played all three rounds under par to finish at 12-under-par 204 for the six-stroke victory.
"It was neat to see Andrew Yun get first tourney win," Stanford coach Conrad Ray said. "He played a flawless final round with final round pins on the Stadium Course. Hats off to him."
As a team, the Cardinal finished in a tie for second after a final round of 4-over-par 292. California took the team title with a three-day total of even-par 864. Stanford and Washington tied for second, three strokes back.
Also playing well on Tuesday was senior Steve Ziegler, who shot a round of 2-over-par 74. Ziegler had back-to-back 74s to finish at 11-over for the tournament in 47th place.
"It was a good tournament for us all things considered," said Ray. "Everyone contributed and with two other freshmen in the lineup, tying for second is a nice week."
Yun played sensational golf all weekend, making 15 birdies and just three bogies on the PGA West Stadium Course. His final round was the best of the day as he separated himself from the rest of the field.
Wilson and Lebow each showed flashes of brilliance over the tournament, each carding rounds in the 60's.
On Tuesday, Wilson had a tough start with four bogies in the first six holes, but righted the ship to finish with a 4-over-par 76. Wilson ended the tournament in fifth place with a score of 3-under-par 213.
Lebow had an up and down round to finish with a 5-over-par 77. He finished 10-over-par for the tournament and placed tied for 43rd.
Kearney, who won the San Diego City Amateur Championship over the summer, fired an 80 on Tuesday to finish at 18-over-par and tied for 67th.
Playing as an individual, senior Graham Brockington had his best round of the tournament, firing a final round 76. Brockington finished in a tie for 77th place.
Senior Sihwan Kim and junior David Chung, both top golfers in the Cardinal program, did not participate this week. Chung, who played for the U.S. Palmer Cup team, finished second at the U.S. Amateur Championships in August.
No. 2 Stanford (5-1, 14-1) looks to put another winning streak together Friday when No. 7 Washington comes to Maples Pavilion for a 7 p.m. first serve.
The Cardinal leads the nation in kills per set (15.06), and is second in the country with a .324 hitting percentage and 14.10 assists per set. Senior Alix Klineman is among the national leaders in kills (5.63, 2nd), points (6.16, 3rd) and hitting percentage (.382, 30th).
Stanford will look to move above .500 for the first time this season with a pair of Pac-10 home games against No. 13 UCLA and San Diego State.
The Cardinal (1-2, 5-6) has an opportunity to make some noise in the Pac-10 race and the national scene against a pair of tough opponents.
The Cardinal host UCLA on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and San Diego State on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
No. 20 Stanford embarks on its final extended road trip of the year, heading to the East Coast for a stretch that features three games in a four-day span.
The Cardinal (8-3) looks to extend its three-game winning streak.
Stanford has fared well away from home, posting a 4-1 mark in true road games and 2-0 in neutral site matches.