Goodwin Intercollegiate: Jonathan Nielson of Clemson leads after round one
28 Mar 2024
by Justin Golba of

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After 18 holes of the 2024 Goodwin Intercollegiate at TPC Harding Park, there is a logjam at the top of the team leaderboard.

Georgia, Tennessee, and host school Stanford are tied for the lead at 1-under after all three shot team rounds of 271.

BYU is in solo fourth place at even-par, just one shot back of the leaders. Pepperdine is in solo fifth place at 1-over, and UC Davis is in solo sixth place at 2-over.

Georgia Tech is in solo seventh place at 3-over, Utah is in solo eighth place at 4-over, and California and Clemson are T9 at 5-over

In the individual competition, Jonathan Nielsen of Clemson leads the field by one shot at 4-under after a stellar, bogey-free round of 4-under 66. 

Karl Vilips of Stanford, Leo Metzger of UC Davis, and Mahanth Chirravuri of Pepperdine are T2 at 3-under and are just one shot back of Nielsen heading into the second round.

Nielsen is coming off a T7 finish at the Watersound Invitational and a T6 finish at the Linger Longer Invitational. He is currently ranked No. 329 in the Golfweek/ World Rankings.


The 2024 Goodwin Intercollegiate is back at TPC Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco, Calif., from March 28 to March 30.

Stanford hosts the tournament, and they have won the tournament 16 times in its history. The Cardinal has also produced 16 individual tournament champions, including Tom Watson (1971), Casey Martin (1995), Joel Kribel (1996-97), Patrick Rodgers (2014), Maverick McNealy (2015), and Brandon Wu (2019).

Formerly named the U.S. Collegiate Invitational, The Goodwin was renamed in 2014 in honor of legendary Stanford head coach Wally Goodwin, who coached the Cardinal from 1987-2000. Goodwin led Stanford to the 1994 NCAA title, its first since 1953, and a second-place finish in 1995.

A two-time National Coach of the Year and two-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Goodwin guided the Cardinal to a pair of conference championships and produced seven All-Americans. Goodwin helped revive a struggling Stanford program and returned it to national prominence by recruiting Tiger Woods, Notah Begay III, Casey Martin, Joel Kribel, and Ray, among many other notables.

TPC Harding Park recently hosted the 2024 San Francisco City Championship, where Mikey Burkland defeated AJ Fitzgerald in an exciting final championship match.

Mikey Burkland narrowly edges AJ Fitzgerald in San Francisco City men's final

2024 TEAMS

Appalachian State
Cal Baptist
Cal Poly
Georgia Tech
Arkansas-Little Rock
Long Beach State
Oregon State
San Diego
San Diego State
San Francisco
San Jose State
Santa Clara
UC Davis
Utah Tech
Washington State


This year's Goodwin Intercollegiate has major PGA Tour University implications, with Michael Thorbjornsen of Stanford and Christo Lamprecht of Georgia Tech both playing this week and currently hold the top two spots in the PGA Tour U Standings. 

PGA Tour U standings becoming two-horse race

Thorbjornsen and Lamprecht are currently ranked No. 3 and No. 4 in the Golfweek/ World Rankings.


One of California's Municipal 'gems' was completely renovated in 2003, with former USGA President Sandy Tatum playing a major role in bringing the City of San Francisco and other parties together to make it happen. The course played host to the 2005 American Express Championship and was received with glowing praise by Tour players and the golfing media. Tiger Woods defeated John Daly in a playoff that ended on the short par-4 16th, where Daly missed a 3-foot par putt.

Results: The Goodwin
1UTBraxton WattsFarmington, UT70071-66-68=205
2MAMichael ThorbjornsenWellesley, MA50070-69-67=206
T3DenmarkJonathan NielsenDenmark40066-74-67=207
T3SwedenJakob MelinSweden40069-70-68=207
T3South AfricaBen Van WykSouth Africa40069-67-71=207

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ABOUT THE The Goodwin

54 hole men's college tournament hosted by Stanford University. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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