April 29, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- -
Andrew Yun shot a final round 68 to claim medalist honors at the Pac-12 Championships at the Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore. on Sunday.
The Cardinal finished sixth in the team event at 1467 (+8), 20 strokes behind California, which claimed the team title with a playoff victory over Oregon.
Yun's 72 hole total of 275 (-13) was good for a two stroke victory over Daniel Miernicki of Oregon, who shot a final round 71. Sam Smith of USC and Eugene Wong of Oregon tied for third at 279 (-9).
Yun set the tone for his round with birdies on his first two holes. However, after collecting a par on the par-4 third hole, Yun bogeyed three of his next four holes to slip back to +1 on the day.
An eagle on the par-4 eighth followed by a birdie on the par-5 ninth allowed Yun to make the turn at two-under. He picked up three more birdies on the backside on holes, 11, 15 and 16 before dropping a stroke with a bogey on No. 17 to close with a 68.
Yun had 22 birdies and an eagle for the 72 hole event to become the first Stanford golfer to claim conference medalist honors since Jim Seki in 2002 on the same Trysting Tree layout.
Patrick Rodgers, who started his final round tied for sixth place after a brilliant 65 on Saturday, settled for an eighth place finish after closing with a 70 on Sunday.
Rodgers had five birdies and three bogeys on his Sunday card to finish at 282 (-6) for the event.
Senior David Chung tied for 47th at 301 (+13) after shooting a final round 75.
Marcel Puyat and Patrick Grimes, playing in their first Pac-12 Championship event, tied for 59th and 62nd place, respectively.
Puyat shot a final round 78 to finish at 305 (+17) while Grimes' final round 7 left him at 307 (+19) for the tournament.
Stanford will host the NCAA West Regional, May 17-19 at Stanford Golf Course. The top five teams from the event will advance to the NCAA Championships at the Riveria Country Club in Pacific Palisades.