March 4, 2013
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Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational Round 1
Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational Round 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After two strong rounds as the front-runner, Stanford leads at two-over-par 578 on Monday at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational at the Almaden Golf and Country Club.
The Cardinal, the only team to shoot under par in the first round, was one under at 287. Stanford kept its lead to finish the second round at 291, nine strokes ahead of California (291-296) at 587 who came in second for both rounds.
Mariah Stackhouse (70-71) led Stanford at first place with three-under-par 141. She made three birdies and a bogey during the first round to go two under. The freshman maintained a solid second-round finish, firing three consecutive birdies on the first three holes after recording another birdie to end her front nine. An early and late bogey left her at one under for the second round.
“I overestimated the wind and as a result I flew the green and left myself with a difficult up and down,” said Stackhouse about the double bogey on the sixth hole that erased her three under domination in the second round. “My first chip was really poor and I was still off the green, but it’s golf and that happens. I didn’t allow myself to get flustered and still had a decent round going. I’ll definitely play the shorter club on a green with that tough downhill putt/chip next time around, though.”
Junior Danielle Frasier (73-71) recorded two strong rounds to place second at 144. She finished on par after going one over in the first round and two strokes better at one under in the second.
"My chipping was really solid today," said Frasier, who jumped nine spots in the leaderboard by the day's end. "I had two chip-ins for birdie, which got both of my rounds going and gave me confidence in other aspects of my game."
Also in the top three, Mariko Tumangan (74-71) had two over in the first round and one under in the second round to tie for third at 145.
"It was a marathon today, so having a positive mindset all the way through is important," said Tumangan, a sophomore San Jose native. "Same strategy for tomorrow: routine, target and positive mindset."
Rounding out the field are senior Sally Watson (72-78) at 150 and freshman Lauren Kim at 151 (72-79). Watson tied for 20th, while Kim tied for 24th.
Senior Kristina Wong (79-79), who competed as an individual, tied for 56th at 158.
The final round resumes on Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. in a shotgun start on holes one-four. Wong will begin at the 16th hole.
“Tomorrow I’m going to put my best effort forth on the greens,” said Stackhouse. “I hit my irons excellently both rounds, but made less than one-fourth of my opportunities within 15 feet of the hole.”
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