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Cardinal freshman Brandon Wu finished his collegiate debut with five straight birdies Tuesday for a 3-under-par 69 at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational hosted by Oregon, wrapping up the three-day event at 1-under overall and tied for 34th.

Contested at Pumpkin Ridge's Ghost Creek and Witch Hollow courses, Wu and the Cardinal (272-280-282) tied for fourth among the 15-team field at 26-under.


Taylor Davidson
Wake Forest won the team championship at 37-under. Beau Hossler of Texas earned medalist honors at 18-under.

Wu (74-71-69) was 4-under on the back nine Monday at Witch Hollow, while going 1-over on the back at Ghost Creek during Sunday's opener.

Portola Valley resident Maverick McNealy (66-72-68) led the Cardinal individuals with a fifth-place finish, including respective bookend rounds of 5-under and 4-under, the latter of which came without a bogey.

David Boote (66-74-70) matched McNealy's opening round and closed with a 2-under performance to place within the top-20 at 19th.

Draining 13 birdies through 54 holes was Jeffrey Swegle, who tied for 31st with a 2-under 213.

Viraat Badhwar tied for 42nd at 1-over after rounds of 71-68-77. Badhwar had seven birdies during his second circuit.

Stanford has more than a week to regroup before it travels to the United States Collegiate Championship (Oct. 16-18) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Women's tennis

Stanford opened qualifying competition at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships on Tuesday.

Main draw action gets underway on Thursday, with Taylor Davidson and Carol Zhao earning spots in the singles field while Davidson and Caroline Lampl represent the Cardinal in doubles.

— Stanford Athletics

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