Feb. 16, 2013
Peg Barnard Invitational First Round
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford trails in second at five-over-par 289 during Saturday's opening round of the Peg Barnard Invitational at Stanford Golf Course.
Freshman Mariah Stackhouse led the team with a two-under-par 69 with five birdies placing her tied for second at the start of the tournament.
"I put myself in position to get a fair share of birdies and I had a couple long putts that fell as well," said Stackhouse, who birdied the fourth, seventh, 12th, 14th, and 15th holes. "If I made a mistake, I was able to make it up very quickly. I've been scoring well during qualifying, and I was excited for my mom to come into town and get to watch me play. She and my brother being there definitely meant a lot to me."
California leads after round one at 285 (+1), four strokes ahead of Stanford. Boston College follows the Cardinal in third at 290 (+5).
"Mariah had a solid performance," said Stanford's Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf Anne Walker. "Lauren Kim helped the team a lot also after sitting out this week's practice. We're glad to be in a good place and head-to-head with our rival Cal."
Kim, a freshman, is tied for sixth at 70 after recording birdies on the sixth and 10th holes.
Rounding out the field are senior Sally Watson and sophomore Mariko Tumangan, tied for 28th at 75.
Watson started out with an early birdie and had three bogeys a piece in both the front and back nine, finishing the round with a birdie.
Tumangan tallied two birdies and three bogeys during the front nine and headed into the first round with a birdie, two bogeys, and a double bogey.
Making her season debut, Junior Danielle Frasier recorded a 78 while senior Kristina Wong, who played as an individual, carded an 82.
The final round is scheduled for Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on the Stanford Golf Course. Tee times and live scoring are available on Golfstat.
"Tomorrow I'm going in with the same mindset that I've had the past couple of weeks," said Stackhouse. "My goal for today was to put myself in contention, and I was able to do that. Tomorrow I want to play good golf, maintain an even keeled attitude, and see where that puts me."
- By Estela-Marie Go, Stanford Athletics
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