Nov. 14, 2006
Stanford, Calif. -
The Stanford Cardinal Men's Golf team, coming off one of their most impressive fall golf seasons in program history, has signed three highly coveted recruits for 2007-2008. Si Hwan Kim (Fullerton, CA), Steve Ziegler (Broomfield, CO) and Matt Kennerknecht (Vienna, VA) will be counted on to play a major role for the Cardinal next year. The Cardinal currently has three seniors on the roster.
"These three student-athletes will definitely add a lot to the Stanford family on and off of the golf course. They possess an abundance of great leadership qualities along with the collective zeal to be successful. They will compliment an already talented team and allow us to continue building for the future," said Conrad Ray, Stanford Men's Head Coach.
Kim and Ziegler are currently ranked in the top ten in the United States in the 2007 recruiting class. Kim is a six-time winner on the American Junior Golf Association circuit and he was the 2004 United States Junior Amateur Champion. Kim will be the first U.S. Junior Champion to attend Stanford on a golf scholarship since Tiger Woods attended Stanford in the mid 90's.
Ziegler is currently the number one ranked player in the state of Colorado and he is heralded as the best junior golfer to come from the state in the last decade. Ziegler is also the two-time defending Colorado State High School Champion.
Kennerknecht is currently ranked 13th in the state of Virginia. He has several top 15 finishes in the American Junior Golf Association, Virginia State Golf Association, Future Collegiate World Tour, and the North-South Junior Championship.
The Stanford Men's Golf team is currently ranked third in country in the latest Golfstat and Golf Week polls. The Cardinal has secured three victories and a second place finish in their first five tournaments in 2006. To view more information about the Cardinal team, visit www.gostanford.com. OR contact Conrad Ray at 650-323-0939; firstname.lastname@example.org.