RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. – No. 13 Stanford tied for second at the San Diego State Farms Invitational, shooting a 1-over 289 Wednesday to finish the event at even-par with No. 2 UCLA. The teams went head-to-head with top-ranked USC, which won the tournament after shooting a final-round 6-under to notch a 3-under for the tournament.
The three teams were grouped together in the final round, setting the stage for quite a showcase of college golf’s finest women’s performers to conclude the three-day, 54-hole event at The Farms Golf Club.
“I was very pleased with our play this week,” said Anne Walker, the Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women’s Golf. “To compete with the top two teams in the country right down to the wire was a great experience and a huge confidence booster for our team. We will take away a ton of positives from this event.”
Stanford’s 864 (290-285-289) was three shots behind USC, and 17 shots better than fourth-place Arizona State among the 17-team field.
Lauren Kim (-2) and Casey Danielson (-1) finished their third round in the red, with Mariah Stackhouse checking in with a 2-over 74. Kim was 6-under for the tournament to finish second, and Danielson was 5-under for third. Stackhouse made Stanford the only team with a trio of players in the top-10, signing in at fifth with a 1-over 217.
Mariko Tumangan took 12 shots off her second-round score with a 74 to finish at 23-over and a 70th-place nod. Marissa Mar was 63rd at 20-over.
Stanford closes out the regular season at the Ping/Arizona State Invitational (April 4-6) in Tempe, Ariz.