Fifth-ranked Stanford Men Capture Georgia Collegiate by One Stroke

The fifth-ranked Stanford men’s golf team overcame a six-shot deficit in the final round to defeat host and No. 13 Georgia Tech and No. 25 Pepperdine by one stroke in the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate on the Lakeside Course at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga.

The Cardinal, who also won the Fighting Illini Invitational last month, also turned back No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 7 Virginia, No. 10 Tennessee, No. 12 Alabama, No. 27 Wake Forest, No. 41 Washington, No. 43 Duke and No. 45 East Tennessee State.

Stanford, coached by Conrad Ray, played the back nine in 9-under-par and finished with a winning score of 280-281-280—841, 23-under-par, while Pepperdine totaled 279-280-283—842, and Georgia Tech finished at 276-279-287—842.

Tennessee was fourth at 286-272-292—850, followed by Georgia Tech B team at 283-284-284—851, while Washington shot 282-286-286–854 to tie for sixth with Virginia, which wound up at 284-288-282—854.

Texas A&M as eighth at 299-274-284—857, followed by Alabama at 280-291-289—860 and Clemson at 276-286-299—861.

USC was 12th at 290-291-286—867.

Hiroshi Tan of host Georgia Tech captured the individual title with a score of 65-69-69–203, 13-under, followed by Kelly Chinn of Duke at 69-69-66—204, while Michael Thorbjornsen of Stanford birdied three of the last four holes to lead the Cardinal to the team title and finished at 68-70-67—205 to tie for third with William Mouw of Pepperdine, who totaled 68-69-68—205.

Ross Steelman of Georgia Tech posted a score of 69-70-69—208 to tie for fifth with Vishnu Sadagopan of Texas A&M, who finished at 71-67-70—208, and Caleb Surratt of Tennessee, who came in at 68-67-73—208.

Derek Hitchner of Pepperdine shot 72-68-69—209 to tie for eighth with his Waves teammate Sam Choi, who wound up at 68-70-71—209, Ethan Ng of Stanford, who finished at 70-73-68—211, Pietro Bovari of Virginia, who totaled 72-69-70—211, and Christo Lamprecht of Georgia Tech, who came in at 70-69-72—211.

Mahanth Chirraavuri led USC in a tie for 20th at 72-70-72—214.

Rounding out the scoring for team champion Stanford were Karl Villips in a tie for 20th at 75-67-72—214 and Barclay Brown in a tie for 32nd at 72-72-73—217, while Nate Menon shot 70-72-77—219 to wind up in a tie for 41st that included his Cardinal teammate Dean Greyserman, who totaled 70-72-77—219, and Alex Yang was 71st at 72-73-87—232.

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