Oct. 17, 2012
The No. 26 (Golfweek) Stanford women's golf team will host the 49th Stanford Intercollegiate, October 19-21, at Stanford Golf Course's par-71, 6,130-yard course.. The impressive field features six of the top-10 teams in the country, including No. 1 Washington , No. 2 Arizona, No. 3 USC, No. 6 Texas, No. 7 UC Davis, No. 8 Arizona State, No. 18 Georgia, No. 19 Pepperdine, No. 21 Oklahoma State, California, Harvard, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, UCLA, and Vanderbilt.
Washington's Soo Bin Kim captured the individual title last year with UCLA winning the team competition. Stanford professor and former United States Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice will be on hand to present the awards at Sunday's ceremony following the conclusion of the tournament.
"I didn't foresee what a draw having Condoleezza Rice hosting this tournament was going to be," said Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf Anne Walker. "It's a real honor for her to be involved with the tournament, and for the young women who will have an opportunity to meet her this weekend, it will be something they'll always remember."
Stanford will field a lineup of Sally Watson, Mariah Stackhouse, Mariko Tumangan, Marissa Mar and Lauren Kim.
"We've been playing here a ton and I'm excited to see them compete here," said Walker. "The scores have been great in qualifying, but having a scorecard in your hand that is posted on a wall changes everything. I want to see how we've grown and look forward to seeing them play in front of the home crowd."
Watson, currently the No. 1 college golfer in the country, tied for second in her first competition of the season last week. She will look to continue a hot streak marked by five top-10 finishes in her last six regular season events. Watson also spent time competing with the Scottish national team at the Women's World Amateur Team Championship in Antaya, Turkey.
Freshman Mariah Stackhouse tied for eighth in her second collegiate event last week at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. Stackhouse rebounded from a second round 78 with an even-par final round. The freshman from Riverdale, Ga. ranked in the top-10 in birdies and pars made for the tournament.
Mariko Tumangan, who posted the Cardinal's second lowest scoring average last year, tied for 28th last week. The San Jose native tied for 39th at last year's Stanford Intercollegiate.
Marissa Mar tied for 41st at the Mason Rudolph Invitational. The junior carded rounds of 70-75-75 (220, +7) at last year's event.
Freshman Lauren Kim tied for 18th in her first collegiate event and followed that with a 40h place finish last week. The Los Altos native is competing in her first home event for the Cardinal.
Danielle Frasier, Kristina Wong and Audrey Proulx will compete as individuals.
Live scoring is available here.