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 »
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.
The Stanford women’s golf team wrapped up its 2012 season on May 25, finishing in 24th place at the NCAA Championships.
With Barton, Wong, Mar and Frasier all finishing at least 14 over par–with Mar and Barton at +21 and +29, respectively–the whole team is struggling with its consistency on the course. If Stanford hopes to compete for its first conference title since 1999 this spring–and it does appear to have the talent necessary to take a shot at favorite UCLA–it will need to find a solution to the inconsistencies.
Riding high after a second place finish at the Cougar Invitational last month, the women’s golf team got off to a solid start as host of the Stanford Intercollegiate this past weekend, shooting a combined two-under to sit in fourth place after the first round of play. But trouble struck on the second day of competition, and the Card couldn’t make up much of the large gap in the third round either, finishing the 16-team event in a tie for 10th place.