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Men's Golf

Two Top-10 Finishes


WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – Stanford Men's Golf opened its spring schedule with a fifth-place finish at The Southwestern Invitational. The Cardinal fired a 3-under 285 on Tuesday to finish with a 12-over 876 for the tournament. Pepperdine, hosting the tournament and playing on their home course of North Ranch Country Club, won the event going away with a 14-under 850.
Two Cardinal each posted their first career Top-10 finishes, as sophomores Ethan Ng (T6, -1) and Freddie Lee (T9, E) paced Stanford throughout the week.
"I thought our guys played a lot of solid golf throughout the week," The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf Conrad Ray said following the conclusion of the event. "We hurt ourselves with too many careless bogeys from easy positions and some three putts on the greens, but overall it was a good way to open up the New Year. Pepperdine on their home course is a tough equation, but it was good to see what they have and what we can expect from a bunch of good teams in the field. Now our attention turns to Hawaii in a few weeks."
As a team, Stanford finished second in the field with 153 pars, was fifth with 48 birdies and also had two eagles.
5. Stanford (+12, 296-295-285=876)
T6. Ethan Ng (-1, 77-69-69=215)
Fired a second-straight, three-under 69 to finish, tying his career low round … first career Top-10 finish … had four birdies and an eagle on the round … took advantage of the par 5s, playing them at 7-under over the two-day event.
T9. Freddie Lee (E, 70-76-70=216)
Fired a two-under 70 with four birdies for his first career Top 10 … was two-under on the front nine and shot even-par on the back side … was tied for third in the field, playing the par 3s in one-over … also played the par 4s two-over, which was tied for eighth.
T27. Henry Shimp (+5, 73-75-73=221)
Fired a one-over 73 on Tuesday … was two-over on the front nine, but one-under on the back nine with three birdies.
T37. Barclay Brown (+8, 76-75-73=224)
Shot a one-over 73 … totaled four birdies on the front nine, all coming in the first seven holes … had two birdies on the back nine, finishing with one on 18.
T57. Daulet Tuleubayev (+14, 79-77-74=230)
Totaled a two-over 74 on the day … finished with four birdies, including three on the back nine.
T53. Ashwin Arasu (+13, 74-77-78=229)
Played 27 holes on Tuesday as he had to finish the second round to start the day before his third round commenced … had three birdies in the third round.
Stanford will continue its spring season at the Amer Ari Intercollegiate in Kona, Hawaii. The three-day event begins Thursday, Feb. 6.