Stanford’s 7-over was good enough for sixth among the 12-team field. The Cardinal posted respective rounds of 292-289-302 at the par-71 course.
USC went 284-288-289 to post the win at 15-under, one stroke better than second-place UCLA.
“This wasn’t our best event, but it exposed a lot of weaknesses in our crew, which will be beneficial heading into the offseason,” Stanford’s Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women’s Golf Anne Walker said.
Final day of golf at Nanea G.C. and we have loved every minute. It went by too fast. pic.twitter.com/46fzT2AQXj— Stanford W Golf (@StanfordWGolf) November 5, 2013
The tournament wrapped up a fall season in which the Cardinal racked five top-10 finishes in as many events, including a first-place showing at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.
Stanford will have plenty of time to fine-tune its game as it returns to action when it plays host to the Peg Barnard Invitational (Feb. 15-16) at Stanford Golf Course. The 2012 edition of the event was highlighted by then-freshman Mariah Stackhouse’s course-record 10-under 61. Stackhouse was 9-under with a 26 on the front nine of her final round.
Stackhouse’s 3-under through the 54-hole Pac-12 Preview was good for seventh.
Mariko Tumangan followed rounds of 69 and 74 with a 78 for a 2-over 221 and 20th-place finish.
Lauren Kim (74-76-73) tied for 22nd, Casey Danielson (78-70-80) was 36th and Quirine Eijkenboom (78-74-77) tied for 37th.
Kim’s even-par third round led all Cardinal on Tuesday. Eijkenboom was the lone Cardinal to reach 2-under at any point during the final 18, racking birdies on two of her first six holes before falling to 4-over on the day.