CORVALLIS, Ore. – Mariko Tumangan turned heads Friday with an opening-round 67 to lead all players at the Pac-12 Conference Championships. With her first sub-70 round since opening the Pac-12 Preview last November, Tumangan paced the Stanford women’s golf team to second heading into day two of the event at Trysting Tree Golf Club.
Stanford’s 2-under 286 on the day put it one shot behind clubhouse leader UCLA and a stroke ahead of third-place Arizona at the par-72 course.
“Mariko hit the ball really well and capitalized on every opportunity,” said Anne Walker, Stanford’s Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf. “From top to bottom, we were solid. We’re looking forward to playing in the final pairing tomorrow with UCLA and hope to get some more putters hot.”
Tumangan, who rolled in eight birdies to go 5-under on a day that featured rain and hail during a one hour and 27-minute delay, was one shot better than Arizona’s Lindsey Weaver.
Mariah Stackhouse joined Tumangan in the top 10 with a 1-under 71. Stackhouse’s round came with birdies on the par-5 fifth and par-3 17th.
Tumangan started on the 10th and followed a birdie with a bogey on the par-4 11th. After a par on hole 12, she went bogey-birdie-bogey before closing with three straight birdies. Tumangan did without a bogey on her back nine with birdies on holes two, eight and nine.
Casey Danielson and Marissa Mar tied for 20th at 2-over. Danielson went into the turn at 3-over, closing with a 1-under on the back half with birdies on five and eight. Mar was 1-over on each half.
Lauren Kim had two birdies and five bogeys to finish with a 3-over 75.
Defending Pac-12 Champion USC ended round one with a 6-over 295. The Trojans sit in the three-way tie for fifth.
Round two begins at 9 a.m. (PT) on Saturday morning.