Stanford captured Silverado Showdown

Seventh-ranked Stanford claimed its third victory of the season, winning the Silverado Showdown by 13 strokes over defending champion Oregon at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa.

The defending NCAA champion Cardinal posted a score of 286-285-294–865, 1-over-par, while Oregon was second at 293-292-293–878, followed by Pepperdine at 924-294-292–880, Colorado at 290-301-292–883 and Ohio State at 301-292-292–885.

“We got contributions from everyone,” Coach Anne Walker sad.

Minnesota was sixth at 303-292-298–883, followed by Cal at 300-289-305–894, LSU at 293-299-303–895, UC Davis at 301-297-300–898 and Louisville at 294-303-303–900.

San Diego State was 12th at 307-286-316–909, while San Jose State tied for 13th at 305-305-302–912, Long Beach State was 15th at 311-298-306–915 and San Francisco tied for 16th at 301-307-310–918.

Cathleen Santaso, an Oregon junior from Australia, took home the individual title at 67-73-71–211, 5-under-par, followed by Lauren Kim of Stanford at 70-69-73–212, Esther Lee of Colorado at 73-72-68–213, Casey Danielson of Stanford at 72-69-73–214 and Kassidy Teare of Long Beach State at 71-73-72–215.

Andrea Wong of UC Davis shot 74-72-72–218 and finished in a tie for seventh that included Hira Naveed of Pepperdine, who totaled 71-73-74–218.

Stanford placed three players in the top 20, as Mariah Stackhouse shot 72-72-76–220 and finished in a tie for 13th that included her Cardinal teammate Shannon Aubert, who came in at 73-75-72–220, and Sierra Kersten tied for 18th at 73-75-73–221.

Senior All-Americans Kim and Stackhouse played in their final regular-season match for the Cardinal, and were honored by their teammates after contributing to the 12th victories of their careers.

“This is really a special moment for the women’s program,” Walker said. “It was a fitting end for them to be remembered that way. Fantastic careers, and they’re not done.”

Emma Henderson led San Diego State in a tie for 13th at 75-67-78–220, Lucia Gutierrez of Cal posted a score of 77-70-74–221 and finished in a tie for 18th that included her Golden Bear teammate Marianne Li, who finished at 73-73-75–221, My Leander of San Jose State tied for 28th at 75-77-71–223 and Emelie Lundstrom of San Francisco tied for 47th at 73-74-81–228.

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