Senior Brandon Wu (above) has been a constant issue within the fresh successes for the Caridnal, completing within the height 10 in six of the ultimate 8 competitions. Stanford returns to the NCAA Championships for the sixth-consecutive season. (CODY GLENN/

No. 12 Stanford males’s golfing will make its 6th directly look on the NCAA Championships on Friday — the primary day of the six-day nationwide match from Would possibly 24-29 at Blessings Golfing Membership in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Stanford is an eight-time nationwide identify winner however has no longer captured height honors since 2007.

Seeded 10th out of 30 groups, the Cardinal enters as certainly one of the freshest groups within the festival, having gained its ultimate 4 tournaments, together with the NCAA Stanford Regional ultimate week. Stanford will glance to hold this momentum into Arkansas and qualify for fit play after the primary 4 days of play, which the group did not do ultimate 12 months at Karsten Creek Golfing Membership in Oklahoma.

The highest 8 groups after 4 rounds of stroke play advance to the playoff spherical. Prior to the overall spherical of fit play, the 15 groups with the perfect rankings are minimize from stroke play. The person champion is determined at the ultimate day of stroke play. Quarterfinal and semifinal fits are scheduled for Would possibly 28, whilst the overall is slated for Would possibly 29.

Stanford enters the match with a lineup clicking at each stage. Its height two golfers, seniors Isaiah Salinda and Brandon Wu, were on a tear of overdue, together with two victories previously two months for the previous and 6 top-10 finishes within the ultimate 8 competitions for the latter. The Cardinal has additionally won robust backend play from the likes of juniors David Snyder and Henry Shimp, in addition to freshman Daulet Tuleubayev.

Although Stanford’s very best play has come previously two months, the group has been constant all over the 12 months — completing out of the top-10 handiest as soon as in spite of enjoying some of the tricky schedules within the nation.

If not anything else, Stanford has already confirmed that it might compete in opposition to height groups on this newest win streak, maximum particularly besting No. 2 Arizona State ultimate week on the NCAA Stanford Regional.

Head Trainer Conrad Ray will hope to have Stanford well-prepared and might talk over with first-year assistant trainer Matt Bortis, who used to be a standout participant for the Arkansas collegiate group from 2004-06 and is aware of the route really well.

The Cardinal open the match at 11:27 a.m. PST on Friday at the first tee with Auburn and Cal.

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