Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jim Seki's and Rob Grube's recent professional results & Joel Kribel interview

Jim Seki ('02 All-American), had a solid tied for 7th finish at the recent Canadian Tour event Seaworth, Ontario. Jim shot rounds of 67-68-69-68 to finish 8-under and one shot out of 4th place and seven shots behind the winner. Here are complete results:

Rob Grube ('08) played a Hooters Tour event last week and finished tied for 23rd with rounds of 67-71. Here is the complete leaderboard.

Here's a video interview of Joel Kribel ('99 4-time All-American) before playing in a Nationwide Tour event in Livermore at Wente Vineyards. The interview was conducted in April.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Notah Begay hosts skins game with Singh, Cink, Weir & Villegas

Stanford grad Notah Begay III ('95) hosts the inaugural Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge is expected to draw about 2,000 fans to Turning Stone Resort’s Atunyote course on Tuesday to watch a skins game between some of the PGA Tour’s top players.

Begay, the golf ambassador for the Turning Stone Resort Championship, has arranged the charity event to raise money and awareness for his Native American causes.

In addition to Begay, the field will feature two of the top-10 players in golf’s world rankings, Vijay Singh (5) and Stewart Cink (8), plus two more in the top 50, Mike Weir (38) and Camilo Villegas (42).

Here's a complete news release about the event:

Monday, August 4, 2008

Rob Grube ties for 14th on the PGA Tour at the Reno-Tahoe Open

Recent graduate Rob Grube ('08), a 4-time All-American, completed play at his first PGA Tour event with a final round 68 to tie for 14th at the Reno-Tahoe Open played at the Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nevada. His 7-under 281 total earned Rob $48,000 in the event where he received a sponsor's exemption.

Here's the complete leaderboard for the tournament.

After beginning the tournament with a solid 2-under 70, Rob was struggling on his second round as he was 4-over for his round through 15 holes, 2 strokes above the cut line of even par. Grube made clutch birdies on the tough 16th and par five 17th holes, however, to finish his round of 74 barely making the cut line.

On the weekend, he shot rounds of 69 and a final round of 68 to finish strong, as he shot the lowest weekend total in the field (tied with one other player).

Notah Begay III ('95), former Stanford all-time great, who won the inaugural Reno-Tahoe event 10 years ago, finished tied for 53rd at even par 288 after shooting a final round 75. Here's a good article about Notah from the Reno Gazette-Journal after his third round of 70. The photograph from the Reno Gazette-Journal is taken by Tim Dunn/RGJ.