Oct. 5, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's women's golf team will compete in its second event of the season next week at the Edean Ihlanfeld Invitational in Sammamish, Wash. The 16-team tournament will feature Fresno State, Oregon State, Portland State, UC Davis, Oregon, Long Beach State, San Francisco, University of Seattle, San Jose State, San Diego State, UNLV, Gonzaga, Hawaii, UC Irvine and host Washington.
Held at Sahalee Country Club's par-72, 6,054-yard course, the tournament is in its 31st year honoring the former Washington coach.
"We are excited to go to Sahalee and play this week," said Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf Anne Walker. "Sahalee Country Club is one of the best golf courses on the West Coast and highly rated across the country. All the players have put in a solid two weeks of practice and we are looking forward to testing ourselves in competition.
Walker's lineup includes Sally Watson, Lauren Kim, Mariah Stackhouse, Marissa Mar and Mariko Tumangan.
Watson is back from Turkey where she represented the Scottish national team at the Women's World Golf Team Championships. The senior led the Cardinal in stroke average a year ago and is expected to provide a veteran presence at the top of the lineup.
"It will be nice to have Sally back in the line-up after her recent showing at the World Amateur," said Watson. "She brings great experience and valuable leadership to the team. All the players have put in a solid two weeks of practice and we are looking forward to testing ourselves in competition."
tied for 45th at the Mason Rudolph Invitational. The junior carded a stroke average of 75.7 last season.
Mariko Tumangan tied for 51st last week. The San Jose native was named honorable mention All-Pac-12 last season as a freshman.
Lauren Kim and Mariah Stackhouse were the Cardinal's best golfers at the first tournament of the season. The freshmen were solid in their first collegiate start with Kim finishing tied for 17th and Stackhouse tied for 28th.
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