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  Sydney Burlison
Sydney Burlison

Player Profile

Salinas, CA

High School:
Stevenson School




2011-12 Sport-by-Sport Recaps

Relive 2011-2012 seasons for all 35 Stanford sports.


2011-12 Stanford Athletics Year In Review

Honors and awards for the 2011-12 season


Five Golfers Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Honors

Watson earns first team honors; Barton, Burlison, Mar and Wong honorable mention


Stanford Wraps Up Play at NCAA Championships

Alabama holds off USC and LSU to win team title


One More Round Left for Cardinal at NCAA Championships

Stanford paired with Ohio State and Tennessee in Friday's final round

2010-2011 as a Junior: Competed in seven events and had a 76.2 stroke average in 20 rounds of play...carded rounds of 78, 80 and 81 to finish tied for 59th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational (239, +23)...shot 76 and 75 at the Peg Barnard Invitational at Stanford Golf Course to finish tied for 16th (151, +9)...carded rounds of 78, 78 and 74 to finish tied for 33rd at the Bruin-Wave Invitational (230, +14)...tied for 34th and tied season low (+9) with rounds of 76, 75 and 74 at the PING/ASU Invitational (225, +9)...finished +9 for second tournament in a row with rounds of 73, 76 and 76 at the Pac-10 Championships (225, +9)...fired rounds of 75, 73 and 79 to finish tied for 27th at the NCAA Central Regionals (227, +11)...carded rounds of 79, 78, 75 and 75 to finish tied for 74th at the NCAA Championships.

2009-10 as a Sophomore: Played in all 11 events, including two as an individual entry...finished with a final stroke average of 78.4 for her 31 rounds...best finish was a tie for 14th at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, Oct. 5-7...opened the season by tying for 49th place at the rain-shortened Mason Rudolph Invitational in Franklin, Tenn...carded back-to-back rounds of 73, which were her lowest rounds of the season, which she would later match in the first round of the Bruin-Wave Invitational...had her only top-20 finish at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in the second event of the fall season, where she finished tied for 14th at 229 (+13)...tied for 54th at the Stanford Intercollegiate at 228 (+5) on rounds of 78, 76 and 74...opened the spring season with a 32nd place showing at the Peg Barnard Invitational at Stanford Golf Course...turned in rounds of 78 and 80 to help Stanford to the team title...tied for 77th at the rain-shortened Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., after rounds of 75 and 88...matched her season-best round with a 73 in the first round of the Bruin-Wave Invitational...followed with rounds of 81 and 80 to ultimately finish tied for 57th at 234 (+18)...tied for 71st at the Betsy Rawls Invitational at 241 (_25)...tied for 75th at the PING/ASU Invitational on rounds of 79-75-79 (233; t-17th)...tied for 38th at the Pac-10 Championships held at the Karsten Course in Tempe, Ariz. (241)...tied for 76th at the NCAA West Regional at Stanford after rounds of 76, 82 and 76 (234; +21)...placed 124th in her first NCAA Championship event at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C., after rounds of 82, 85, 80 and 78...was a second team All-Pac-10 academic selection.

2008-09 as a Freshman:
Played in seven of a possible eight events as a freshman, finishing with a 76.04 stroke average...stroke average was the second best on the team behind Mari Chun (75.12)...turned in a solid performance in her collegiate debut with a 20th place finish at the Mason Rudolph Women's Championships in Franklin, Tenn. ...after an opening round 77, came back to turn in rounds of 71 and 73 for a 221 (+5) finish...tied for 22nd at the Idean Ihlanfeldt Invitational with a 234 (+18) on rounds of 77, 81 and 76...enjoyed her best finish of the season at the Stanford Intercollegiate, tying for 14th with a two-over par score of 215, highlighted by a final round 68...fired an opening round 69 at the Kent Youel Invitational en route to a 24th place finish (224)...first start of the spring came at the PING / Arizona State Invitational, where she narrowly missed a top-10 finish...tied for 11th with a 223 (+7) on rounds of 73, 77 and 73...placed 29th at the Pac-10 Championships at Stanford Golf Course with a 54-hole score of 235 (+22) on rounds of 81, 78 and 76...tied for 51st at the NCAA Central Regional (76-73-86-235)...NGCA Scholastic All-America selection.

Amateur Experience Beyond Stanford:
Two-time member of the United States team that played in the PING Junior Solheim Cup...four-time member of the West team at the Canon Cup (2004-06, '08)...competed in the 2003 Women's U.S. Open and the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur...teamed with Fuzzy Zoeller to capture the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in 2008.

High School and Personal Data:
Graduated from Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, Calif. ...first-team all-state and team co-MVP in leading her team to a second place finish at the state championships...individual medalist at the 2008 Central Coast Section Championships in leading her team to a first place finish...parents are Robert and Joan Burlison...has three younger brothers, Jay, Jack, and Joey...hobbies include reading, sleeping, yoga, exercising, and playing basketball...majoring in communications.

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Teeing It Up With Sydney

The Best Thing about Stanford:
It has the perfect balance of academics and athletics
My favorite place on campus:
The new golf practice facility
Place I would most like to visit:
London, England
Earliest Sporting memory:
Winning the Monterey County Elementary School Basketball tournament
If I could bring something from my hometown to Stanford, it would be:
Paella from Portobella's
My advice to youngsters:
Practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect
A Stanford athlete that I enjoy watching compete:
Tiger Woods
My greatest athletic moment:
Winning the First Tee Open; Qualifying for the U.S. Women's Open
My favorite place I have visited:
The Great Wall of China
I am most thankful for:
My wonderful parents and little brothers
My favorite midnight snack is:
Ritz crackers with prosciutto and mozzarella
The athlete that I admire most:
Michael Phelps and Tiger Woods
Best book I have ever read:
The Chronicles of Narnia

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