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Fall Tournament No. 5
DAVIS, Calif. - Coming off a fifth-place finish in last week’s Edean Ihlanfeldt, the team’s highest finish this year, the Aggies will end their fall slate at the 22nd Stanford Intercollegiate. This three-day event will take place at Poppy Hills Golf Course from Monday, Oct. 16-Wednesday, Oct. 18.
In past seasons, this tournament took place on Stanford’s home course, located on campus. However, with renovations currently taking place at Stanford Golf Course, this 54-hole event, hosted by Dr. Condoleezza Rice, will head to Pebble Beach this year.
Poppy Hills Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and opened in 1986. It is home of the Northern California Golf Association and is the first course in the country to be owned and operated by an amateur golf association. From 1991-2009, the course hosted the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the 1991 NCAA Men's Championships.
A 13-month, $10 million course renovation was completed in 2014.
Unlike the Aggies’ previous fall tournaments where a 36-hole day was followed by an 18-hole round, the Stanford Intercollegiate will feature 18 holes of stroke play throughout each of the three days. Teams are grouped in threesomes, which will be reorganized after the first and second rounds based on scores.
As the event’s host, No. 8 Stanford will comprise two of the 15 teams that will compete next week. Other squads competing in this event include No. 4 UCLA, No. 5 Oklahoma State, No. 13 Northwestern, No. 22 Iowa State, No. 23 Florida State, Washington, Pepperdine, San Jose State, Oregon, Cal, Georgia and Cal Poly.
At last year’s Intercollegiate, three players posted top-25 individual results and the Aggies finished sixth in another field laden with nationally ranked programs. Of the 17 teams that competed in last year’s event, UC Davis topped 10 teams listed in Golfstat’s national rankings that week.
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