Stanford men finish second at golf tournament

Sihwan Kim finishes sixth among individual leaders with a three-round, even-par 213

The Stanford men's golf team finished second in the Gifford Collegiate Championships at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin. UCLA overcame an 11-stroke deficit on Wednesday to edge the Cardinal for the team title.

Stanford shot a final round team score of 371 to finish at 1,087 for the tournament, 13 strokes behind the Bruins, who carded a 8-under 347 over the final 18 holes to take the team title with a 1,074.

Sihwan Kim placed sixth with an even par 213 after shooting a final round 74. Sophomore David Chung slipped into a tie for ninth place at 216 after a final round 79, sharing the spot with freshman teammate Cameron Wilson, who shot a 2-under 69 on the final day.

Andrew Yun finished 15th at 218 after shooting a 73 on Wednesday.

Men's swimming

Chad La Tourette, Eirik Ravnan and John Criste each won as part of a six-event tri-distance meet against visiting California on Wednesday.

La Tourette (15:29.55), one of the world's top distance swimmers led a sweep for the Cardinal in the combined times of the 200, 500 and 1,000 free events, winning the two longer events (4:30.37, 9:14.74). Scott Korotkin finished second, followed by Michael Zoldos.

In the individual medleys, ranging from 100, to 200 to 400 yards, Ravnan tied with Cal's Martin Liivamagi with a combined time of 4:38.22.

Criste won the combined breaststroke with a time of 3:26.09. Criste won both the 200 (2:03.29) and 100 breast (56.76).

Stanford is ranked third in the national dual rankings

Women's swimming

Stanford was ranked No. 1 in the first poll of the season it was announced Wednesday. The dual-meet ranking puts the Cardinal back into the top spot of the after finishing as the national runner-up last season.

Stanford had 734 points, ahead of Georgia (713), Texas (703), Florida (680) and California (660).

Despite the loss of Olympians Julia Smit and Elaine Breeden, the Cardinal return national runners-up Liz Smith (200 breast) and Betsy Webb (50 free) as well as 16-time All-American captain Kate Dwelley and All-American diver Meg Hostage.

The Cardinal also had the No.1 recruiting class headlined by Felicia Lee, Maya DiRado and Andie Taylor.

Women's golf

Mariko Tumangan signed a national letter of intent to enroll at Stanford in the fall, coach Caroline O'Connor announced Wednesday.

Tumangan, who attends Presentation High School in San Jose, qualified for seven USGA events, including the 2009 U.S. Women's Open at Saucon Valley Country Club in Pennsylvania. She also participated in the U.S. Women's Amateur and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Girl's Amateur Championship.

Tumangan finished runner-up at the 2010 California Junior Girls State Championship. She also posted a course record 62 at the Rancho Canada East Course in Carmel last fall at the Central Coast Section Girls Golf Championship.

A four-time West Catholic Athletic League medalist, Tumangan has won pair of CCS individual titles.

Men's soccer

Stanford (4-5, 8-9) completes its season Thursday in Berkeley with a contest against eighth-ranked California (7-1-1, 11-2-3) at 2 p.m.

The Bears beat the Cardinal, 3-0, in the Pac-10 opener. Cal can win the Pac-10 title outright with a win, while Stanford is looking to reach the .500 level.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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