Coming off an in depth 3-4 loss at Large Match, No. 1 Stanford ladies’s golf and Stanford males’s golf continued their fall season on the Jackson T. Stephen’s Cup hosted at Trinity Forest Golf Membership in Dallas. Whereas there have been robust particular person showings for the ladies, Stanford was unable to defend its title, ending third. The lads had robust performances in rounds one and three however struggled in spherical two, which in the end led to a sixth-place end.
Enjoying for the Cardinal on the ladies’s aspect had been senior Sadie Englemann, junior Caroline Sturdza, sophomores Megha Ganne and Kelly Xu and freshman Paula Martín Sampedro. Notably lacking from the lineup had been senior Rachel Heck and fifth-year Brooke Seay, two stalwarts of the crew. Within the lineup for the boys had been fifth-year Barclay Brown, seniors Karl Vilips and Jake Beber-Frankel and freshmen Ethan Gao and Kush Arora. Lacking from the lineup was senior standout Michael Thorbjorsen, who introduced in August that he was recovering from a stress fracture in his again.
Within the first spherical, Xu set the tempo for the ladies with 5 birdies on her entrance 9. She cooled off on her again 9 with three bogeys however completed the day tied for fifth. Martín Sampedro, who positioned second at her collegiate debut final month, discovered her stride on the again half, ending the day tied with Xu for fifth. Additionally off a powerful end, Sturdza completed the day one below. Englemann was even on the spherical, and Ganne was one over. Stanford completed the spherical in third, simply 4 strokes behind the chief, South Carolina.
On the boys’s aspect, the freshmen led the way in which for the Cardinal. Gao and Arora each had seven birdies of their rounds. Gao completed the day tied for second at six below; Arora, who discovered just a little extra hassle, completed three below. Vilips was additionally rock-solid all through the day, ending one behind Gao and tied for seventh. Brown shot a one-under 71 and Beber-Frankel carded a one-over 73. Like the ladies, the Cardinal males additionally completed the spherical in third, simply 4 strokes again of the chief, LSU.
Decided to make up floor, the ladies got here out of the gates swinging in spherical two. Ganne and Xu set the tempo for Stanford with three birdies every within the first 5 holes. Martín Sampedro continued her momentum from spherical one, wanting unphased by the transition to collegiate golf. The spherical was suspended because of darkness, however within the morning, Ganne, Martín Sampedro and Xu all completed three below. Engelmann completed one-over and Sturdza shot 77. The Cardinal had been in a position to go Wake Forest and South Carolina, however a red-hot Texas jumped to the highest of the leaderboard, leaving Stanford three strokes behind in second place.
Then again, the boys failed to hold their robust begin into spherical two. Gao gave again all of his strokes on the spherical, going seven over on the again with powerful back-to-back doubles. Vilips additionally struggled on the again with three bogies, ending with a 75. Arora continued his birdie barrage, with one other seven in his spherical: he completed three below. Following an eagle on gap two, Beber-Frankel discovered his stride and completed two below on his spherical. Brown carded a fair 72. The Cardinal completed two below on the day, the worst spherical of the sector, leaving them in sixth place and eighteen strokes behind the chief, Florida State.
On the ultimate day, the ladies simply wanted to keep up their second-place place with a purpose to make the championship match. Initially, it regarded like they could even win stroke play. Everybody completed even or below par on the entrance 9. Martín Sampedro led the cost with 5 birdies and took the lead within the match. Beginning the day with three consecutive birdies, Englemann additionally had her greatest stretch of the match.
On the flip, defending nationwide champions Wake Forest mounted a comeback with twelve birdies on the again and gamers ending two below, three below and even 5 below on the day. In the meantime, the Cardinal slowed down: with solely two birdies on the again mixed, the Cardinal couldn’t stave off Wake Forest, they usually completed stroke play in third. As a substitute of defending their title, the Cardinal had been within the third-place match towards South Carolina.
Individually, the Cardinal positioned properly in stroke play. Martín Sampedro tied for fourth, persevering with her robust collegiate debut — her second top-four end of the season. Xu positioned sixth, her greatest end of the season. Englemann tied for tenth, which was additionally her greatest end of the season. Ganne was tied for twelfth and Sturdza was tied for thirty first.
Within the males’s ultimate spherical, Stanford regained its power, but it surely was not sufficient for the Cardinal to make up the 9 strokes they wanted to make match play. Beber-Frankel led Stanford with a collegiate-best six below. Gao shook off his tough end from spherical two with an eagle on the primary gap. He carried that momentum to a 5 below on the spherical. After an early double, Vilips fought again for a powerful 70 and Brown continued his constant play with one other 72. Arora slowed down a bit and carded a 73.
With a mixed 12 below, the Cardinal had been unable to make up any floor, in the end ending in sixth. Beber-Frankel’s career-best six below for the match gave him a T-17 end. The freshman duo of Gao and Arora tied for nineteenth. Vilips completed tied for twenty fourth and Brown completed tied for thirty first.
Not making the championship match, the ladies had been decided to complete the match with a win. On the lookout for redemption, Sturdza set the tone for the Cardinal. She received the opening gap and by no means regarded again, profitable her match 2&1. Xu adopted swimsuit: after profitable the seventh gap, she by no means gave up her lead, profitable her match 4&3. Stanford wanted only one extra level to safe its victory. Within the center match, Englemann fell one down after the third gap and was unable to get better. By no means profitable a gap, she misplaced the match 6&4.
Nonetheless searching for the ultimate level, it got here all the way down to Ganne and Martín Sampedro. Whereas they each had robust momentum beginning the again 9, South Carolina wouldn’t go down with no struggle. South Carolina’s Maylis Lamoure tied her match with Ganne on the fourteenth gap and Sandtorv Lussand fought again to only one again of Martín Sampedro on gap 15. Needing to win only one match, the Cardinal had been in a position to rating each factors due to victories on the sixteenth and seventeenth holes by Ganne and Martín Sampedro respectively. Stanford defeated South Carolina 4-1 to put third within the match.
Within the championship match, Wake Forest defeated Texas 3-2 to win the Stephen’s Cup.
Each Stanford groups proceed their fall season this month. The ladies return to the course at their residence match, the Stanford Intercollegiate. The primary spherical begins Friday, October twentieth on the Stanford Golf Course. The lads proceed their fall season every week later with the Cypress Level Basic in Pebble Seashore, Calif. Their first spherical begins Monday, October thirtieth.