Monday, May 16, 2011

Alums Victorious in Alumni-Varsity Matches

The Annual Alumni Matches were held Saturday, May 7th at the Stanford Golf Course. For the 2nd time in 3 years (but only 3rd in the last 20), the Alums were the victors. Frank "Sandy" Tatum (1942, pictured below) unofficially captained a spirited and vivacious Alumni squad. Dave Garcia (1996, pictured above) and Wade Nonnenberg (1976) fired 1 under par 69s on a blustery, difficult day to lead the way. Dave Baskins (1975) carded a 72, Coach Phil Rowe (2002) and Teddy Collins (2008) 73s and Coach Conrad Ray (1997) rounded out the top 6 Alumni scores with a 74. Seniors Graham Brockington and Freshmen Cameron Wilson lead the Varsity team with 72s and were followed by Wilson Bowen, Steve Ziegler, David Chung and Steven Kearney's 74s.

In all fairness to the Varsity team, they were outnumbered by more than 30 to 9 and were without Andrew Yun, the 2nd ranked collegiate player. However, absent from the Alumni team were Stanford greats Tom Watson (1971), Christian Cevear (1992), Notah Begay III (1995), Will Yanagisawa (1995) and Casey Martin (1995) and young touring professionals Alex Aragon (2001), Jim Seki (2003), Ron Won (2003), Zack Miller (2007), Rob Grube (2008), Dodge Kemmer (2009), Jordan Cox (2010) and Joseph Bramlett (2010). Special thanks to the Men's Varsity Team, Coaches Conrad Ray and Phil Rowe, the Stanford Golf Course and "semi-professional" photographer Matt Thompson (1995).

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