Stanford Rallies to Upset Top-Ranked Oklahoma by One Stroke at Colonial

The Stanford men’s golf team is trying to keep up with the Cardinal women, who have won their first two tournaments of the new season.

Coach Conrad Ray’s men came from behind in the final round to win the Colonial Collegiate Invitational by one stroke over top-ranked Oklahoma at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Stanford, which finished fourth in the Fighting Illini Invitational to start the season, won for the first time since it captured the NCAA Championship in 2019, the last of seven consecutive tournament victories.

The Cardinal posted a score of 283-285-269—837, 3-under-par, while Oklahoma finished second at 273-290-275—838, while Oklahoma State totaled 283-281-279—843 to tie for third with Wake Forest, which wound up at 270-293-280—843, and Pepperdine was fifth at 277-284-285—846.

Texas Christian was sixth at 277-294-284—855, while Texas carded a score of 285-286-287—858 to tie for seventh with Georgia, which finished at 285-289-284—858.

Vanderbilt was ninth at 293-291-279—863, while San Diego State totaled 288-295-288—871 to tie for 10th with USC, which came in at 291-295-285—871

Michael Brennan of Wake Forest ran away with the individual title by shooting 65-69-65—199, 11-under, to claim a six-stroke victory over Michale Thorbjornsen of Stanford, who finished second at 69-70-66—205, while Henry Shrimp of Stanford totaled 70-70-67—207 to tie for third with Logan McAlister of Oklahoma, who wound up at 71-71-65—207, and Chris Gotterup of Oklahoma, who totaled 68-71-68—207.

Brian Stark of Oklahoma State was sixth at 70-71-67—208, while Nic Cassidy of Georgia shot 73-67-69—209 to tie for seventh with Kaxon Dowell of Oklahoma, who finished at 67-72-70—209, and Joe Highsmith of Pepperdine totaled 72-68-70—210 to tie for ninth with Justin Gums of Texas Christian, who came in at 67-74-69—210.

Jackson Rivera led USC in a tie for 11th at 72-75-65—212, while Zihao Jin of San Diego State tied for 28th at 72-72-72—216.

Rounding out the scoring for team champion Stanford were Karl Vilips in a tie for 20th at 69-76-68—213, and Alex Yang, who shot 75-74-68—217 to finish in a tie for 34th that included Cardinal teammate Ethan Ng, who wound up at 76-71-70—217.

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