Stackhouse leads Cardinal women on NCAA 'moving' day

Stanford relocated upward three steps and now occupy seventh place following action at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships Wednesday at the par-70 Tulsa Country Club. The Cardinal shot a 6-over 286 to move to 26-over for the four-day national event.

Three teams are ahead of Stanford in a tie for fourth at 24-over, and Oklahoma leads the 24-team field at 15-over.

"The conditions were definitely better and they favored us," Cardinal coach Anne Walker said. "We teed off the back nine when the wind was still gusting a bit, but then we came around the front and they definitely eased up on us, which was perfect timing."

Stanford received a huge lift from Mariah Stackhouse and her 1-under 69. Stackhouse, who is tied for 18th, had four straight birdies to close her front nine.

Stackhouse was feeling it with the putter early, but had a pair of bogeys during a 2-over back nine.

"I think I hit my irons and my approach shots a lot better," Stackhouse said. "I gave myself a lot more looks. After the round yesterday, I talked to Coach Walker. I told her I felt very uncomfortable with putting and standing over the ball. We did a little work, made no changes, she just helped me feel comfortable setting up over the ball and knowing that the ball is going to come off exactly where I aimed. So we worked on alignment a little bit, and it made a huge difference for the looks I had inside 15 feet."

Lauren Kim carded a 1-over 71 one day after a 67 and is currently tied for second, three shots behind Oklahoma's Alexandra Kaui and her 5-under showing.

Kim had what she called a boring round with nine pars on the front, a bogey on her 10th hole and eight more pars to close the door.

"It was kind of boring, just par after par after par, but I played consistently," Kim said. "I had nothing really to complain about. I had a chance at a birdie on the last hole, but I missed it. Overall, it was a solid round. Just one mistake, but other than that, I like how I played."

Casey Danielson was seven shots better than her opening round with a 72, including back-to-back birdies on holes six and seven. Danielson bogeyed four of the next five to finish at 2-over.

Five shots better than Tuesday's opening round was Mariko Tumangan and her 74. The junior posted four birdies, highlighted by draining a breaking 30-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th.

Marissa Mar was also five shots better than her first round with a 77. Mar birdied the par-4 fourth.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics


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