Stanford Sweeps 73rd Western Intercollegiate Presented By Topgolf

San Jose State Has Best Team & Individual Finishes

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (April 17, 2019) — For the third time in the last six years, Stanford University took top team and individual honors at the 73rd Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf men’s golf tournament.

Team Champions, Stanford University
Team Champions: Stanford University (left to right: Assistant Coach Matt Bortis, David Snyder, Brandon Wu, Nate Menon, Isaiah Salinda, Daulet Tuleubayev, Henry Shimp, Head Coach Conrad Ray)

On a final day in which the team lead changed at least 11 times, #17-ranked Stanford prevailed with a Cardinal best team score of 10-under par 340 for a 54-hole total of 1,040 on the par 70, 6,615-yard Pasatiempo Golf Club course. Stanford outlasted Cal, second at 1,046, and 18 and 36-hole leader San Jose State, third at 1,051. Both #12-ranked Cal and San Jose State were in first-place during the final round before the Cardinal took full control on the final holes.

For host San Jose State, its third-place finish was its best at a Western Intercollegiate since 2014 when the Spartans were fourth at the 64th Western Intercollegiate.

#6-ranked USC, the highest-ranked team in the 13-team field was fourth at 1,052. #19-Pepperdine rounded out the top-five teams with a 1,060 total.

Stanford’s Isaiah Salinda completed the Cardinal sweep capturing medalist honors winning a five-hole playoff with a birdie-2 on the 18th hole, the third time he and runner-up Sean Yu of San Jose State played the hole in the longest playoff in Western Intercollegiate history.

2nd Place Individual Sean Yu of San Jose State, with Head Coach John Kennaday
2nd Place Individual Sean Yu of San Jose State, with Head Coach John Kennaday

Yu and Salinda completed 54 holes tied at eight-under 202. Yu, the first-round co-leader, was up-and-down through seven holes at one-over par before catching fire with three consecutive birdies on holes 9, 10 and 11 and a sixth birdie of the day, on #13 to finish with a 67 and eventually his best finish at a major college golf tournament.

The 18th hole proved to be important to Salinda, who took a three-stroke lead into the final round with a 132. The Stanford senior needed a birdie on the 18th hole to finish with an even par 70 and force a playoff with Yu who was one foursome ahead of him.

The win for Salinda was his first at Stanford.

Individual Champion: Isaiah Salinda, Stanford

Pepperdine’s Clay Feagler was third at 203. Cal’s KK Limbhasut, whose 64 was the best score of the final round, was fourth at 204. Defending champion Justin Suh of USC tied for seventh with Cal’s Collin Morikawa at 206.  There were 13 players in the 84-player field to post an under par score.

USC’s Ryan Slater and Colorado State’s Oscar Teiffel each had a hole-in-one on the eighth hole on the final day. Slater used a 7-iron for the first hole-in-one in his life; Teiffel, a 6-iron. Slater tied for 54th at 220 playing as an individual and Teiffel was 72nd at 226.

The 73rd Western Intercollegiate was televised by The GOLF Channel with three hours of live coverage each day and included an hour of bonus coverage for the suspenseful playoff between Salinda and Yu.

73rd Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf
men’s golf tournament

Pasatiempo Golf Club, Santa Cruz, Calif.
6,615 yards, par 70

Final 54-hole results

Team Scores

1 Stanford 1040
2 California 1046
3 San Jose State 1051
4 Southern California (USC) 1052
5 Pepperdine 1060
6 Oregon 1065
Colorado State 1065
8 Arizona 1077
9 San Diego State 1083
10 Washington 1086
11 UTEP 1101
12 UC Irvine 1114
13 Hawaii

Leading Individuals

1 Isaiah Salinda, Stanford 64-68-70=202
2 Sean Yu, San Jose State 64-71-67=202
3 Clay Feagler, Pepperdine 67-68-68=203
4 KK Limbhasut, Cal 70-70-64=204
5 Kaito Onishi, USC 69-67-70=206
Cameron Henry, USC (Ind.) 66-69-69=206
7 Justin Suh, USC 64-74-69=207
Collin Morikawa, Cal 71-70-66=207
9 A.J. Ott, Colorado State 72-69-67=208
Jake Staiano, Colorado State 69-73-66=208
Ind. — played as an individual