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Rain-Soaked Round – Stanford University Athletics

Rain-Soaked Round - Stanford University Athletics

SAN FRANCISCO – Heavy rainfall proved to be a factor in Friday morning’s second round action at The Goodwin, as Stanford stumbled down the team leaderboard after shooting 7-over in its second trip around TPC Harding Park. 

Teeing off on the tenth hole just after sunrise, the Cardinal was able to hold around even par throughout much of the round. However, as conditions worsened just past the turn, Stanford tumbled down the leaderboard with a collective 10-over stretch on holes 1-3. 

The team was able to reel it in down the stretch with a combined 20 pars on holes 6-9 to finish the day and was able to make up some ground following the afternoon wave of action to ultimately finish the day fourth in the team standings. 

Senior Michael Thorbjornsen notched Stanford’s best performance of the morning, shaving one stroke off his opening round performance with a 1-under 69 effort. The Wellesley, Mass., native tallied three birdies and two bogeys on the round to move into the top ten, three strokes off the lead.  

Barclay Brown and Sean-Karl Dobson each shot 2-over on the round, respectively, both collecting birdies down the stretch to gain a pair of valuable strokes in the team race heading into Saturday’s final round of action. 

Karl Vilips was even through nine holes to stay within reach of the lead through 27 holes, but two bogeys and a double bogey on holes 1-3 dropped him down to T-19 in the individual standings. Jake Beber-Frankel also shot a 4-over 74 on the round with five bogeys and a lone birdie with a chip-in on the par-3 17th. 

Stanford’s individual contingent competed in the afternoon wave, highlighting by 5-over rounds from Anton Ouyang and Ethan Gao

The third and final round of The Goodwin resumes tomorrow morning, as the Cardinal will be slated to tee off in the afternoon wave at 1:00 p.m. PT. 


The Goodwin (TPC Harding Park, par 70)

^ Individual Competition only
Italics – Non-scoring round


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