HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Mariah Stackhouse birdied the ninth and 18 holes and finished with a 1-under 71 Friday to put herself in a tie for fifth among individuals to open the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Long Cove Club.
Stanford (297) is 13 shots behind first-place Duke, which teamed to shoot an even-par 284. The Cardinal shares the sixth spot with Arkansas and LSU.
The three-day tournament resumes at the par-71 track Saturday morning.
“I am happy with where we ended up, but I think we had a better round in us,” said Anne Walker, Stanford’s Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women’s Golf. “The greens tripped a couple players early, and from there it was tough to fight back. The course is very challenging, but if we can shake out on the top six tomorrow we won’t be complaining.
“Mariah’s round was solid. She hit the ball extremely well and had many opportunities to convert.”
Casey Danielson went without a birdie to finish 4-over at 75.
Lauren Kim neutralized a bogey and double bogey with three birdies on the front, but went 5-over on the back nine. Kim is tied for 45th at 5-over.
Marissa Mar played the back nine at 1-over on her way to a 76 to share the 45th spot with Kim.
Quirine Eijkenboom carded a 7-over 78, including a birdie on the par-4 11th.