May 30, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Freshman Mariah Stackhouse was named First Team All-American on Wednesday by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
Stackhouse becomes the eighth Stanford women’s golfer to earn the honor and the first since Stephanie Keever’s selection in 2001.
In a solid freshman campaign, Stackhouse recorded eight top-10 finishes, including two collegiate titles from the Peg Barnard and the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational. She shot a collegiate and course record 61 (-10) in the final round of the Peg Barnard where she managed to score 26 in the front nine alone for a 10-stroke victory.
No. 4 (Golfweek) Stackhouse led the team with a 72.0 stroke average in 32 rounds of competition, ranking third lowest in the Pac-12 Conference. On the season, she made four eagles and 94 birdies.
The Riverdale, Ga., native, Stackhouse recently shot a five-under-par 139 (68-71) to become the low medalist at the Industry Hills Golf Club qualifier, earning a spot at the 68th U.S. Women’s Open, to be played on the Sebonack Golf Course in Southampton, N.Y., on June 27-30.
Stanford’s All-American First Team selections have been Shelley Hamlin (1969, 1970, 1971), Pat Cornett (1975), Sally Voss (1978, 1979), Kathleen McCarthy (1983, 1984, 1987), Mhairi McKay (1994, 1996, 1997), Andrea Baxter (1997), Stephanie Keever (2001) and Mariah Stackhouse (2013).
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