Stanford freshman Andrea Lee continued her impressive collegiate start, following last week's individual victory in Chicago with a second-place finish at the rain-shortened Stanford Intercollegiate, hosted by Professor Condoleezza Rice, at Stanford's golf course.
The Cardinal finished second, matching last week's placement at the Windy City Intercollegiate, as the event was reduced to 36 holes when Sunday's round was canceled.
Andrea Lee. Photo by John Todd/isiphotos.com
Second-round leader UCLA captured the team title for the third time, finishing at 4-over 572. No. 2-ranked Stanford claimed second at 15-over 583, followed by Cal at 589 in the 17-school event.
Teeing off early Sunday, the Cardinal B team braved the rain and soggy conditions and made a strong move. However, play was called due to standing water on several greens about 10:30 a.m., three hours into the round, and canceled 30 minutes later with the leaders yet to complete three holes and the 'B' team in 11th place.
"They were 1-under and pretty excited," said Anne Walker, the Director of Women's Golf. "That's really the highlight."
Senior Bronte Law of UCLA won medalist honors for the third consecutive year, joining Tulsa's Stacey Prammanasudh as the only three-time winners of the tournament. Law fired rounds of 70-65 on the par-71 layout to finish at 7-under 135.
"Those kids played really solid," Walker said. "Not a lot of fancy stuff. Just a lot of fairways, greens and waiting for putts to fall. We talk about that often as a group. Patience is what leads you all the way until the end of the season."
Junior Shannon Aubert (74-78) and sophomore Sierra Kersten (76-76) wound up at 10-over 152 and tied for 46th, while senior Jisoo Keel (74-80) finished at 12-over 154 and tied for 63rd.
Competing for the Stanford B team, senior Quirine Eijkenboom tied for 19th (75-72, 147), freshmen Albane Valenzuela (74-77) and Emily Wang (75-76) tied for 37th at 151, freshman Madie Chou (76-76) tied for 46th at 152, and junior Calli Ringsby (78-75, 153) tied for 55th.
Up next for Stanford is the inaugural Pac-12 Preview at Nanea Golf Club in Kona, Hawaii, Oct. 24-25.
"All in all, very pleased," said Walker. "I've got my work cut in terms of who's going to travel next week."
Stanford grad Joseph Bramlett fired a final round 68 Sunday to finish in a tie for 35th at the Safeway Open in Napa.
Bramlett improved 17 places with his final round and finished 4-under 280.
Bramlett won a playoff Monday to secure the final berth in the tournament.
Cardinal product Patrick Rodgers did not make the cut after firing a 68 in the first round and falling to a 75 in the second round.