Golf tournaments in Hawaii sometimes aren’t always all they are cracked up to be. First, there’s the long flight and the subsequent jet lag. Then, there’s the issue of actually focusing on the event. The latter can be quite a task, as picturesque ocean views and beautiful beaches can be just a little bit distracting.
Playing against one of the toughest fields in recent collegiate golf memory, Stanford’s women’s golf grabbed fourth place, finishing behind three conference opponents ranked in… Continue Reading »
Playing at home can have its advantages, especially in collegiate golf. For one, there is no tiresome travel or learning on the fly during practice rounds. Competing on home turf affords the player more confidence: She knows what to expect because she’s had this exact shot or that lie many times before.
However, oddly enough, playing at home can also be disrupting to routines. Some athletes may get complacent and not prepare themselves as much as they would prior to a road event. In addition, having so many familiar faces in the gallery at home tournaments can be detrimental.
It has been quite a successful past couple of days for the Stanford golf teams. A day after the men scored a convincing win at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate in Wisconsin, the women’s squad—led by veterans sophomore Mariah Stackhouse and junior Mariko Tumangan—won by an even greater margin at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. Stackhouse also captured the individual crown at the event, held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.
After a dramatic win at August’s California State Women’s Amateur and leading her team to an impressive T-3rd placing at the Windy City Collegiate Classic yesterday, Stanford may yet have another young golfer ready to lead it to the promised land.
After a solid start to the season at the NCAA Fall Preview in Tulsa, Okla., the Stanford women’s golf team heads to Northmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Ill., for the Windy City Collegiate Classic. Lead by sophomores Mariah Stackhouse and Lauren Kim, the squad will face familiar Pac-12 opponents—Including defending National Champions USC and Arizona, as well as tournament host Northwestern. This is the first time the Cardinal has attended the tournament.
After a couple of season-saving rounds to wrap-up the NCAA West Regional, the No. 10 Stanford women’s golf team begins play today at its fourth… Continue Reading »
Despite a dismal first round performance, the No. 10 Stanford women’s golf team bounced back nicely over the final two days of the NCAA West… Continue Reading »