Stanford ties for title on Stackhouse birdie

Mariah Stackhouse of Stanford holed a 33-foot birdie putt on the final hole to give the host Cardinal a tie for the team title with USC, and Bronte Law of UCLA claimed the individual crown in the Stanford Intercollegiate on the Stanford Golf Course.

The Cardinal posted a score of 282-280-275–837, 15-under-par, while USC finished at 284-279-274–837.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with our team effort this week,” said Anne Walker, Stanford’s Director of Women’s Golf, whose team finished ion the top five for the third time in as many tournaments this season.

“We saw strong, under-par contributions from every player. Our goal this week was to have a chance to win on the back nine, knowing we were within striking distance.”

UCLA was third at 279-281-278–838, followed by Washington at 288-278-285–851, Northwestern at 282-288-283–853 and Pepperdine at 286-291-278–855.

Cal finished eighth at 290-290-284–864, San Jose State was 11th at 286-295-291–872 and UC Davis wound up 13th at 281-303-287–881.

Law, a sophomore from England, claimed her second college title by shooting 65-71-69–205, 8-under, to beat senior out Doris Chin of USC, who finished at 73-65-69–207, and UCLA teammate Louise Ridderstrom, who wound up at 71-66-70–207.

Marissa Chow of Pepperdine totaled 69-72-67–208 to tie for fourth with Wave teammate Alina Ching, who finished at 67-73-68–208, and Erynne Lee of UCLA, who came in at 72-68-68–208.

Freshman Shannon Aubert of Stanford shot 74-71-64–209 and tied for seventh with Kyung Kim USC, who finished at 70-72-67–209.

Rounding out Stanford’s strong showing, Lauren Kim tied for ninth at 74-68-68–210, Stackhouse tied for 16th at 67-74-71–212 and Casey Danielson tied for 21st at 69-72-72–213.

For USC, Karen Chung tied for 12th at 72-69-70–212 and Annie Park tied for 16th at 71-73-68–212.


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