Men's Golf

Best of Spring

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Senior Jeffrey Swegle posted a career-high second place showing to help Stanford finish third on Saturday in the  49th edition of The Goodwin at chilly TPC Harding Park Golf Course.
No. 8 Oklahoma won the tournament with an impressive 54-hole score of 24-under 828, while No. 10 Cal claimed second at 21-under 831.
Jamie Cheatham celebrated his birthday by helping the Bears clinch the runner-up spot with a hole-in-one at the par-3 17th.
The Cardinal concluded at 16-under 836, combining for an 8-under 276 on Saturday, the low score by two shots.
"A super-positive day," said Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf Conrad Ray. "I thought it played pretty tough and was the hardest day we had. Our guys all turned up and it was a team effort. That's what I challenged the guys with, to try and have their scores count and be competitive with each other."
The Stanford White team tied for 21st at 35-over 887.
Norman Xiong of Oregon (65-65-68) won individual medalist honors by six strokes over Swegle with a score of 15-under 198.
 After two unseasonably warm days that enabled many of the 26 participating teams to play in shorts, the fog rolled in and the sun was a distant memory. Layers were the order of the day.
The Cardinal didn't mind. All five players broke par, led by junior Isaiah Salinda, who fashioned a 67 thanks to five birdies and only one bogey.
Starting the final round in fourth place, 12 strokes behind Oklahoma, the No. 18 Cardinal got off to a fast start as all five players turned under par. Salinda led the way with a 4-under 32, while Henry Shimp, Franklin Huang and Swegle added 34s.
"We had a great front nine today," Ray said. "We gave a couple back on the back, and it got pretty cold and windy. Hats off to Oklahoma. They've got a good team and they're well-seasoned."
Swegle's previous top finish on The Farm was a tie for ninth in 2016 at the NCAA Regional Championships. He began the tournament with a scintillating 63 on Thursday, matching the fifth-lowest score in program history.
"Neat to see him finish second," Ray said. "I walked with him today and he was really solid. Hopefully, there's some good things to build on."
Swegle closed with a 70 to garner his third top 20 of the season.
Salinda tied for 10th at 4-under 209, while Huang (70) tied for 15th at 2-under 211. Shimp (70) earned a share of 20th at 1-under 212.

Competing with the White team, Brandon Wu (71) tied for 27th at even par 213. David Snyder (70) and Ashwin Arasu (77) tied for 65th, followed by Bradley Knox (74), who tied for 92nd. Christopher Meyers (82) tied for 130th and Dakota McNealy (79) finished 135th.
The Cardinal returns to action next Saturday and Sunday in the 72nd annual Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, California. Hosted by San Jose State, it is one the longest-running collegiate events in the country. Fifteen teams will compete, playing 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday.
"Pasatiempo is a phenomenal golf course," said Ray. "We look forward to it every year."
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