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On the Big Island
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/03/2013
Pac-12 Preview
Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 4-5
Nanea Golf Club • Kailua Kona, Hawaii

On the Web • GoStanford.com
Results • Results will be available following each round at GoStanford.com
Cardinal Contingent • Stackhouse, Tumangan, Kim, Danielson, Eijkenboom
Tee Times • Monday (10:30 a.m. PT), Tuesday (10:30 a.m. PT)
Social Hour • twitter.com/StanfordWGolf • instagram.com/StanfordWGolf • #GoStanford

The Tournament
• Stanford will wrap up the fall portion of its schedule with the Pac-12 Preview at Nanea Golf Club in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Student-athletes will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday.

• As the layout of the golf course is not easily traversable by foot, student-athletes will be shuttled in carts at designated spots and each team will be provided with a caddie.

The Field
• The field for the Pac-12 Preview features six teams ranked in Golfweek’s top 10, including the top-three teams in the nation: No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 USC, No. 3 Stanford, No. 5 Washington, No. 9 Arizona, No. 10 Arizona State, No. 25 California, Oregon, Colorado, Oregon State, Washington State and Hawaii.

The Course
• The 54-hole event is the first non-member tournament ever to be held at par-73, 6,112-yard Nanea Golf Club in the 10-year history of the course.

• Built in 2003, the member’s only golf course is the creation of financiers George Roberts and Charles Schwab. The clubhouse at Nanea was constructed to resemble Kona Island’s five volcanoes, while the course, designed by David McLay Kidd, was carved from a mountainside on the Big Island with lava rock lining the far stretches of playable area before it drops into the Pacific Ocean.

• Despite being built on steep and inhospitable terrain, the course is one of the best in the country. It was the first course in North America to use Paspalum turf across the entire course and from tee to green.

• Nanea is the most exclusive club in Hawaii and most exclusive west of San Francisco Golf Club. Membership to the club is by invitation only. As of 2009, the club had just over 200 members. When the club opened in 2004, it had only 50 members.

• CBS broadcaster Peter Oosterhuis said of the course: “You feel like it’s just you and the golf and nothing else.”

Cardinal Clip
Stanford’s Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women’s Golf Anne Walker previews the event …
“We have an incredibly strong conference – top to bottom – and the coaches felt like it would be a great opportunity for all of our players to compete with the same passion that we see in our conference championship in April. Hosting the event in Hawaii was an exciting thought and it really unfolded from there.

“We are excited to play our final event of the year in Hawaii. Nanea is an incredible golf course and I am looking forward to seeing how it plays out for us this week. The field is loaded with top -10 teams, including the top three in the nation. Finishing in the top five will be our ultimate goal.”

Last Time Out
• Mariko Tumangan’s team-low 70 steadied Stanford to fourth place at the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice. Tumangan tied for 13th overall and Mariah Stackhouse notched a tie for fifth as the Cardinal women’s golf team closed out the lone home event of its fall season.

• Tumangan was even for the tournament and drained pars on the final 11 holes of the third round. Tumangan shared the 13th spot with Lauren Kim, whose final-round 72 came after respective scores of 71 and 70 to begin the tournament.

• Stackhouse followed rounds of 68 and 69 with a 72, sitting at 2-over through 12, when she then birdied the par-4 15th for the second time in as many rounds en route to a 4-under on the weekend. Stackhouse birdied the par-4 second three times.
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