Andrea Lee and Casey Danielson led the way as top-ranked Stanford rolled to an 11-stroke victory over Florida in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at breezy English Turn Golf & Country Club in New Orleans.
One week after winning the Peg Barnard Invitational, the Cardinal claimed its fourth victory of the season by posting a score of 293-278-292–863, 4-over-par, while the Gators finished at 292-286-296–874 and Oklahoma State totaled 292-291-292–875 to tie for third with Arizona, which wound up at 296-295-284–875.
Miami was fifth at 287-296-294–877, followed by Clemson at 295-289-304–888, while
Texas posted a score of 291-294-304–889 to tie for seventh with Washington, which finished at 301-298-290–889, and Central Florida came in at 296-295-300–891 to tie for ninth with Houston, which finished at 292-300-299–891.
“One of the best rounds of team golf I have seen in my career,” Stanford Coach Anne Walker said of Stanford’s second-round total of 10-under 278, one off the school record set in the 2015 at the Branch Law invitational, giving the Cardinal a seven-shot lead. “The conditions were tough with gusting winds that were changing direction. The team showed up ready to compete.
“Andrea and Casey once again showed they that are worthy to be in the (NCAA) Player of the Year conversation.”
Haley Moore of Arizona, a sophomore more Escondido, claimed her first college victory with a score of 70-71-69–210, 6-under, while Lee led Stanford in second at 76-68-68–212, and Danielson shot 72-67-74–213 to tie for third with Dewi Weber of Miami, who wound up at 68-73-72–213.
Lee, a freshman from Hermosa Beach who is No. 1 in Golfweek rankings, has three victories and two runner-up finishes in her first six starts for Stanford, posting eight score in the 60s in 14 rounds.
Danielson, a senior from Osceola, Wis., finished in the top 10 for the fifth consecutive tournament, including fourth or better in her last three.
Alice Hewson of Clemson totaled 73-70-71–214 to tie for fifth with Ashley Holder of Central Florida, who finished at 71-69-74–214, while Sophia Schubert of Texas carded a score of 69-71-75–215 to tie for seventh with Kelly Grassel of Florida, who came in at 71-69-75–215.
Rounding out the Stanford scoring were Albane Valenzuela in a tie for 10th at 74-69-74–217, Shannon Aubert in a tie for 24th at 71-74-76–221 and Emily Wang in a tie for 74th at 76-79-80–235.