Sports

Another fine day on the golf course for Cardinal men

 

The 12th-ranked Stanford men's golf team not only kept its lead following the second day of the NCAA Stanford Regional on Tuesday, the Cardinal added nine strokes to its lead at cool and cloudy Stanford Golf Course.

Taking full advantage on its home track, the second-seeded Cardinal combined for a 9-under-par score of 271 and has a 36-hole total of 15-under 545. No. 3-ranked and top-seed Arizona State and No. 26 and fifth-seed North Carolina share second at 5-under 555.


Isaiah Salinda/Stanford Athletics
"These guys have really been focused on looking ahead all spring," said Stanfoprd coach Conrad Ray. "That was the message we were trying to send today is to get to 20-under par and see if that's good enough to win. The greens were a little bit faster and the north breeze was tough, but I thought our guys did a good job."

Thirteen teams and 10 individuals are participating in the 54-hole regional. At the conclusion of play Wednesday, the top five teams and leading individual not a member of an advancing team qualify for the NCAA Championships, May 24-29 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Five teams are under par.

Stanford begins play Wednesday at 8 a.m. on the first tee with Arizona State and North Carolina.

Once again, the Cardinal received strong contributions throughout the lineup. Senior Isaiah Salinda followed up Monday's 4-under 66 with a 67 and holds the individual lead at 7-under 133. He has bettered par in five straight rounds.

Teammates Brandon Wu (68-67) and David Snyder (67-68) are tied for second and two shots back at 5-under 135.

Salinda, with a squad-best 11 birdies in two rounds, made three birdies during his bogey-free round and closed with nine consecutive pars. Wu tallied four birdies and played his last 13 holes in 3-under while Snyder finished strong with birdies at 15, 16 and 18.

Teeing off first, freshman Daulet Tuleubayev gave Stanford a nice lift with a 1-under 69 and birdied two of his last six holes. He's tied for 29th at 2-over 142, while junior Henry Shimp is tied for 62nd at 148. For the second-straight day, three-of-five Stanford players birdied the par-5 first hole.

Ray said the goal Wednesday is to "win the day." The dry conditions could change, as the forecast calls for light rain.

The Cardinal is in search of its fourth consecutive team victory, previously winning The Goodwin, Western Intercollegiate and Pac-12 Championships. The last time Stanford won four in a row was in 2013-14, when it claimed The Goodwin, Western Intercollegiate, Pac-12 Championships and NCAA Regional.

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields


Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism
By Elena Kadvany | 28 comments | 6,907 views

Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)
By Sherry Listgarten | 13 comments | 2,340 views

Goodbye Food Waste!
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 2,218 views

Premarital and Couples: Tips for Hearing (Listening) and Being Known
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 724 views

Is racism also a local problem?
By Diana Diamond | 16 comments | 411 views

 

Register today!

​On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More