In the 2013 Peg Barnard Invitational, Stanford women’s golf team opened its spring season with a bang, with then-freshman Mariah Stackhouse setting a new Stanford… Continue Reading »
One hundred days removed from its final fall tournament, the No. 5 Stanford women’s golf team will finally complete its long winter layoff this weekend…. 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.