Stanford shares Regional title with Baylor

Top-seeded Stanford rallied in the final round to tie Baylor for the title in the NCAA Men’s Stanford Regional Championships on the Stanford Golf Course.

The Cardinal, which claimed its second victory of the season, earned its third straight Regional title and fifth overall.

“It was good to defend our home turf and pick up another win,” said Stanford Coach Conrad Ray, who led his team to a berth in the NCAA Championships for the 10th time in his 13 seasons.

“Our goal was to win the day and we did it by posting the low team score. We had a lot of solid contributions across the board, and Maverick (McNealy) played solid for us. We’ve all got some added motivation heading into the NCAA Championships.”

Stanford, which trailed by seven strokes entering the final round, posted a score of 271-278-274–823, 17-under-par to tie Baylor, which finished at 277-265-281–823, while Pepperdine was third at 281-274-280–835, followed by Oklahoma at 280-277-280–837 and North Carolina at 288-278-277–843.

The top five teams advanced to the NCAA Championships on May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Georgia Tech finished sixth at 287-273-284–844, followed by North Florida at 279-281-285–845, BYU at 278-282-292–852 and Ohio State at 288-294-284–866.

Houston was 10th at 281-285-301–867, followed by UC Santa Barbara at 296-290-288–874, Sacramento State at 300-290-298–888 and South Dakota State at 301-289-309–899.

Brad Dalke of Oklahoma took the individual title with a score of 65-64-69–198, 12-under, followed by Cooper Dossey of Baylor at 68-66-67–201 and Maverick McNealy of Stanford at 65-67-70–202, while Sahith Theegala of Pepperdine totaled 71-68-67–206 to tie for fourth with Cardinal stars Franklin Huang, who shot 67-71-68–206, and Brandon Wu, who wound up at 70-71-65–206.

Roy Cootes of Pepperdine carded a score of 70-70-67–207 to tie for seventh with Matthew Perrine of Baylor, who finished at 68-67-72–207, and Hunter Shattuck of Baylor, who came in at 68-68-71–207, while Travis Trace of North Florida was 10th at 70-68-70–208.

Collin Morikawa of California tied for 12th at 70-66-74–210, David Kim of UC Irvine tied for 20th at 67-70-75–212 and Felix Mory of Cal State Northridge tied for 23rd at 72-67-74–213.

Nick Swanson shot 73-70-72–215 and finished in a tie for 33rd with Brett Bennett, his UC Santa Barbara teammate, who totaled 74-70-71–215, while Hayden Shieh of Santa Clara tied for 38th at 76-68-72–216, Andres Gonzalez of Long Beach State tied for 46th at 75-71-71–217 and Robert Parden of Sacramento State tied for 57th at 73-73-75–221.

Rounding out the scoring for team champion Stanford were Viraat Badhwar in a tie for 12th at 70-69-71–210 and Isaiah Salinda in a tie for 20th at 69-71-72–212.

 

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