Stanford Sweeps 68th Annual Transamerica/WFG Western Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Team & Individual Titles
With Cameron Wilson, the nation’s #1-college golfer according to GolfStat, winning individual medalist honors, the Stanford University men’s golf team picked up its fourth team victory of the season in a decisive 16-stroke win at the 68th annual Transamerica/ World Financial Group Western Intercollegiate at Pastiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz, CA.
Leaders heading into the final 18 holes, the Cardinal started strong and finished posting a team score of 344 for a 54-hole winning total of 10-under par 1,040 on the par 70, 6,615-yard Pasatiempo Golf Course. Stanford became the first team to record an under-par team score in each of the three rounds in the six-player, score-five format that was instituted in 2010.
"I was proud of the way our team played with a lead going into the final round. This is truly one of the best tournaments in collegiate golf, and to leave here with a win is a great accomplishment for our team and will give us the momentum we need heading into the postseason,” said Stanford coach Conrad Ray.
The Cardinal picked up their ninth Western Intercollegiate team championship and first since 1996 when sophomore Tiger Woods played for Stanford.
Washington was second at 1,056, 16 shots behind Stanford. First-round team leader California finished third at 1,058, San Diego State with a 1,065 and Oregon at 1,067 rounded out the top five teams in the 14-team field. Host San Jose State finished 12th at 1,098.