SAMMAMISH, Wash. - Under the cloudy skies of the Pacific Northwest, Stanford's women's golf team put forth a solid effort for the second day in a row, carding a second-round 308 after an opening round 299 (607, +31) Monday. The fourth-place Cardinal is within striking distance heading into Tuesday's final round, 21 strokes behind leader Washington.
"We're not where we want to be yet," said Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's golf Anne Walker. "We've identified clear areas that need improvement, and our focus is on continuing to improve while competing at a high level."
Sally Watson carded the Cardinal's low score, a hard-earned 74. Watson made double bogey on four, but was able to focus and play the rest of her round at one-over. The senior, back from representing Turkey at the Women's World Golf Team Championships, is tied for sixth after shooting even-par yesterday Watson has played particularly well on par-5's so far, making birdie four times in eight attempts.
"Sally has returned this week with a polished game," said Walker. "She's put herself in good position to earn a top-five finish this week."
Mariah Stackhouse is tied for 19th with rounds of 73-78 (151, +7). The freshman settled down after scoring seven on the fourth hole to play the remainder of the round at three-over par. Stackhouse is just three strokes out of the top-ten.
Marissa Mar is tied for 26th after rounds of 75-79 (154, +12).
Mariko Tumangan is tied for 35th, carding rounds of 79-77 (156, +14).
is tied for 43rd. The freshman followed an opening round 80 with a 79 (159, +15).
"Tomorrow we want to play with more purpose," said Walker. "It's important that we believe in ourselves and the team, and good things will follow."
Play concludes tomorrow with live scoring available here.