Oct. 21, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's women's golf team closed out the Stanford Intercollegiate much like it started, receiving solid contributions up and down the lineup, as the Cardinal took third in it's first home event of the year. Stanford fired rounds of 289-290-289 (868, +16) to finish 11 strokes behind first-place USC. The Cardinal played consistent golf all weekend, with 14 of 15 rounds scoring between 70 and 74.
"I feel great about third," said Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women's Golf Anne Walker. "Coming into the week, we thought finishing in the top-10 would be good and top-six would be great, so for us this is fantastic. We were really consistent, and our team energy and chemistry showed through this weekend. The players want to play well for the team and Stanford, and that's a big part of our success."
Mariah Stackhouse led the Cardinal, tying for ninth place and giving Stanford a much-needed stroke on the 18th hole to move the team into third, one stroke ahead of Arizona. Stackhouse carded rounds of 70-74-71 (215, +2) on the way to her second top-10 finish of the season.
"I had some trouble on the front nine, turning in three-over, but was able to pull it together on the back nine and get into a new mentality to end up at even par," said Stackhouse. "It's great to have two top-10 finishes in a row, and coming into college that was something I was focused on. Looking at the players who make All-American, they're consistently in the top-10 and that's my goal in every tournament."
tied for 19th after rounds of 72-72-73 (217, +4).
Marissa Mar fired rounds of 74-73-71 (218, +5), good for a share of 21st.
Sally Watson, the nation's number one player heading into the tournament, tied for 32nd. The senior carded rounds of 74-73-74 (221, +8) coming off a tie for second at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.
Mariko Tumangan tied for 36th. The San Jose native shot 73-72-77 (222, +9) on the weekend.
The Cardinal has a lengthy break before resuming it's season in February at the Peg Barnard Invitational at Stanford Golf Course.