Stanford women open in fifth in golf tourney

Cardinal takes aim at tennis tournaments this week

Stanford golfer Rebecca Durham shot an even-par 72 in the first round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at Tacoma County Tennis and Golf Club on Monday and resides in a six-way tie for seventh place among the individual leaders.

Kristina Wong came in with a 2-over-par 74 and is in 14th place as the Cardinal holds fifth place as a team following the first day of the tournament.

All five Stanford golfers were tightly bunched between Durham's 72 and Lilia Barton and Sydney Burlison, each with a first-round total of 77. Sally Watson shot a 76.

Men's tennis

Alex Clayton, Ryan Thacher and Greg Hirshman each won first-round matches in qualifying singles at the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships on Monday at Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Denis Lin lost his first-round match and fell into the consolation bracket.

Clayton, Thacher and Hirshman are hoping to join Stanford teammate Bradley Klahn in Wednesday's main draw.

Clayton, the top seed in the qualifying tournament, won his match, 6-3, 6-1, while Thacher won, 7-5, 6-1. Hirshman handled his opponent, 6-1, 6-2.

Lin played a dramatic match, falling in three sets. He won the first set, but then fell in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (7-4) in the second set.

Clayton and Hirshman are also entered in the doubles qualifying tournament, which gets underway on Tuesday. Klahn and Thacher are in the main draw.

Women's tennis

Stanford's Hilary Barte plays in the main draw of the ITA/Riveria All-American Championships at the Riveria Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades.

The qualifying tournament starts Tuesday, with Mallory Burdette, Stacey Tan and Kristie Ahn all hoping to join Barte.

The pre-qualifying tournament (no Cardinal players were involved) was completed Monday.

Barte and Burdette are in the doubles main draw, while Tan and Carolyn McVeigh hope to join them out of the qualifying rounds. Ahn and Nicole Gibbs are an aternate team.


Stanford won the team race of their own Bryson Regatta in a sail off, while the coed team in Connecticut finished 10th at the Danmark Trophy Sunday.

At Redwood Shores, the Cardinal and Hawaii tied with five wins during the round robin portion of the Bryson event.

Stanford won the sail off to capture the team title over six other teams.

Stanford also won the women's race on Saturday.

At the Danmark Trophy, Stanford moved into 10th as Mateo Vargas and Rebecca King remained the fourth-best B Division squad among the 20 competitors, with 123 points, and fellow freshman Kevin Laube and Hayley Tobin improved five spots in the A Divison to 12th with 206 points.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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