Congratulations to Isaiah Salinda and Henry Shimp for their success in taking home the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship!
Article written by GoStanford
"Few considered 12th-ranked Stanford a serious threat entering the NCAA Championships. Although the Cardinal arrived with four consecutive team wins, powerhouse Oklahoma NCAA State was the prohibitive favorite and boat-raced the 30-team field by 31 strokes in 72-hole stroke play qualifying.
After a strong start, Stanford sputtered the last two rounds on the steep and punishing 7,500-yard layout and seemed in danger in missing of one of the eight match play berths. But as has been the case all year, different players stepped up when it mattered the most and the Cardinal secured the sixth spot.
After knocking off higher seeds Wake Forest and Vanderbilt on Tuesday in dramatic 3-2 finishes, Stanford drew fifth-seeded Texas in Wednesday's final. The Longhorns upset Oklahoma in near darkness Tuesday night and felt confident about their chances. But once again, the Cardinal took care of business."