Sunday, April 3, 2011

Alumni Update

The Men's Varsity Team has had a busy winter and spring as they push towards the championship season. Currently, the team is preparing for the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, Texas. Meanwhile, junior David Chung is at Augusta National with former Stanford standouts Tom Watson and Tiger Woods fine tuning their games for this week's Masters Tournament. That is not to say that Stanford alums have not been busy and grabbing the headlines themselves. Here are some of the highlights below:

Frank "Sandy" Tatum (Class of 1942) - On February 6th Tatum, pictured above with Ken Venturi and Jim Nantz, was inducted into the NCGA Hall of Fame. Additionally, Tatum was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on March 7th alongside legends George Seifert, Dwight Clark and friend of the golf program, Juli Inkster. Tatum was introduced by close friend and fellow Stanford alum Tom Watson.

Grant Spaeth (Class of 1954) - Spaeth was also inducted into the NCGA Hall of Fame alongside Tatum, Ken Venturi and Jack Bariteau.

Zack Miller (Class of 2007) - In his rookie year on the PGA Tour, Miller has made 7 of 10 cuts posting 1 top 10 and 3 top 25 finishes. With $338,239 in earnings this year, Miller is in 74th place on the PGA Tour Money List.

Joe Bramlett (Class of 2010) - As a rookie on the PGA Tour, Bramlett has made the weekend in 4 of 8 events. He is 192nd on the money list with $45, 223 in earnings.

Dodge Kemmer (Class of 2009) - After Monday qualifying for the Chitimacha Louisiana Open with an 8 under 64, Kemmer carded a career best 33rd place finish on the Nationwide Tour at 4 under par after rounds of 74-68-66-72. His next event is this week at Canadian Tour Q School in Palm Springs. If Kemmer successfully completes Q school he will join Stanford alums Rob Grube (2008) and Jim Seki (2003) on the Canadian Tour.

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