Oct. 20, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's women's golf team had another strong showing at the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice Saturday, firing a second-round 290 (289-290, +11) and leaving the Cardinal eight strokes behind first-place USC. Playing under sunny skies on Stanford's par-71, 6,082-yard course, the Cardinal received solid efforts from the lineup one through five.
"I think we played well, very consistent; plus-six today, plus-five yesterday," said Margot and Mitch Millias Director of Women's Golf Anne Walker. "We had a very tough two-hole stretch at five and six and that's where we lost a lot of shots. Overall I thought it was great. I loved the way we fought back to get back into the tournament."
Lauren Kim and Mariko Tumangan led the team, finishing one-over after rounds of 72. Kim played consistent golf, minimizing mistakes on the way to a round that included one birdie and 15 pars. Tumangan overcame a triple-bogey on seven, making four birdies and 11 pars to finish tie for 20th.
Kim has a share of 15th with fellow freshman Mariah Stackhouse, who shot a second-round 74. The freshman from Riverdale, Ga. is three-over for the weekend, six strokes behind first-place Kyung Kim of USC.
"I think I played solid tomorrow and there were a couple of holes that didn't go my way," said Kim. "Hopefully that will even out tomorrow. Breaking the top-ten would be awesome. That's one of my goals this season and hopefully I'll do it tomorrow and keep playing well."
followed a first-round 74 with a 73 (147, +5) and sits in a four-way tie for 32nd with Marissa Mar
and two others. Mar matched Watson's scores for the first two days and made four birdies in the second round.
Play concludes tomorrow with an awards presentation hosted by Condoleezza Rice. The first groups tee off at 7:30.
Live scoring is available here.