Stackhouse leads Stanford women to golf win

Mariah Stackhouse earned medalist honors, shooting a 7-under 209, and was one of four Stanford golfers in the top seven as the Cardinal women won the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Washington by 27 strokes.

Stanford, the only team to shoot under-par, led the whole way and scored 863. Host Washington finished second at 890, followed by Central Florida and Oregon during the three-round event at Sahalee Country Club, which ended Wednesday.

The victory came in the same week the Stanford men's golf team won the Erin Hills Invitational in Wisconsin.

"We were inspired by the men's team and its dominating victory at Erin Hills," Walker said. "It challenged us to raise the bar, and we did just that."

Stackhouse went 68-70-71 for her 209. Mariko Tumangan finished second, three strokes behind Stackhouse.

"Mariah and Mariko carried us to the 27-shot victory," Walker said. "We received very solid play from tee to green, and that was the key to our win. Washington was ranked ahead of us coming into this week -- they're a strong team -- and we wanted to make them work for a victory at home. Luckily, we came out with the win."

Lauren Kim (74-73-76, 223) tied with Quirine Eijkenboom (75-74-74, 223) for seventh and Casey Danielson (72-79-75, 226) tied for 22nd.

Stackhouse opened her first round with a bogey on the opening hole, but recovered with birdies on four of the next five holes and never looked back. Stackhouse made the turn at 3-under, and birdied a pair on the back nine to register an opening-round 68.

The sophomore followed her 4-under with a 2-under second round, featuring four birdies and her lone double bogey of the tournament on the par-3 ninth.

Tumangan turned pars on her first 17 holes and closed the opening round with a birdie on the par-5, 455-yard 18th. Her career-low 66 came behind the strength of six birdies and a bogey-free second round.

Tumangan bogeyed the first hole of her final round – the first in her last 42 holes played – but neutralized things with a birdie on the par-5 second.

— Stanford Athletics


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