TEMPE, Ariz. – The Stanford women’s golf team went from 10th to sixth after a second-round 3-under at the PING/Arizona State Invitational. Stanford’s 285 Saturday was the third-best score among the 15-team field.
The Cardinal is 12 shots behind leader South Carolina (568), which followed its opening-round 288 with a tournament-best 280. Host Arizona State is tied for second with Duke (574). Washington (575) is fourth and Arizona (576) is fifth.
Action resumes at the par-72 Karsten Golf Course on Sunday to conclude the 54-hole event with live results available at GoStanford.com. Stanford seeks its 10th top-10 finish in as many events this season.
Duke’s Celine Boutier leads all players at 6-under. Casey Danielson and Lauren Kim cut their standing in half, going from 12th to sixth as both players shot 71 for the second consecutive round.
Danielson was 3-under before back-to-back bogeys late in her back nine. Kim’s five birdies went along with four bogeys.
Mariah Stackhouse started her round with a birdie on the par-5 10th. After 12-straight pars, Stackhouse drained birdies on the par-5 fifth and par-3 sixth. Two more pars sandwiched a bogey on eight for a team-best 2-under 70 to leap from a tie for 57th to a tie for 30th. Stackhouse took seven shots off of her Friday total.
Mariko Tumangan, who gave Stanford a fourth player in the top-50 at 42nd, impressed with a 1-over 73. Tumangan’s total was three shots better than her previous round.
Quirine Eijkenboom shot 86 for the second straight outing.