Andrea Lee set a Stanford record with the ninth victory of her career and the third-ranked Cardinal took the top three places in the individual standings while coasting to a 26-stroke victory over Oregon in the Molly Collegiate Invitational at Waverley Country Club http://www.waverley.cc in Portland, Ore.
Lee, a senior from Hermosa Beach, broke a tie for the record Mhairi McKay by posting a score of 71-69-70—210, 6-under-par.
“It’s such a huge honor to be able to set the program’s record for career wins,” said Lee, who earned the McCormack Medal last season as the top women’s amateur golfer in the world. “It has definitely been a goal of mine this year, and to accomplish it feels incredible.
“This is such a special start to the season, clinching both the individual and team victories, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us the rest of the season. Winning The Molly is very special. … It was one of the most well-run events I’ve played in my collegiate career and I hope it continues to be held in the future.”
Angelina Ye, a freshman playing in her first event for Stanford, was second at 69-73-70—212, while senior Albane Valenzuela, the Pacific 12 Conference Player of the Year last season, wrapped up Stanford’s 1-2-3 sweep with a score of 70-77-67—214.
Caroline Craig of Georgia was fourth at 75-69-74—218, while Briana Chacon of Oregon shot 73-73-73—219 to tie for fifth with Caterina Don of Georgia, who finished at 70-75-74—219.
Sara Kjellker of San Diego State totaled 77-71-73—221 to tie for seventh with Aztec teammate Gioia Carpinelli, who finished at 74-74-73—221, while Karen Miyamoto of
Washington wound up at 75-75-72—222 to tie for ninth with Alisha Lau of Colorado, who shot 77-71-74—222, and Alice Duan of Washington, who came in at 79-68-75—222.
Tzu-Yi Chang led California in a tie for 20th at 78-74-75—227, Rei Nakatani of UC Davis tied for 22nd at 78-72-78—228, and Sarah Busey of Santa Clara tied for 36th at 82-75-75—232.
Rounding out the scoring for Stanford were Aline Krauter in a tie for 16th at 81-70-74—225, Calista Reyes in a tie for 22nd at 75-79-74—228, and Brooke Seay, who was 59th at 83-76-85—244.
Stanford recorded a score of 291-288-281—860, 4-under, followed by Oregon at 298-288-300—886, Georgia at 297-297-298—892, San Diego State at 301-296-298—895, Oregon State at 309-298-290—897 and Washington at 305-297-296—898.
“This was a dominant victory and I’m very proud of our seniors right there at the top of the leaderboard for taking charge,” Stanford Coach Anne Walker said, who has guided the Cardinal to 21 victories as she starts her eighth season at the helm.
“No words can describe Andrea’s impact on the Stanford Golf program. She has broken almost every record in the book and it’s hard to ever imagine another player coming close to matching her feat any time soon.”
Colorado was seventh at 306-298-304—908, followed by UC Davis at 309-308-305—922, Colorado State at 309-313-305—927, California at 317-308-303—928 and Santa Clara at 326-306-316—948.
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