Hello Stanford Golf Fans,
The past month of sunshine has been unusual to say the least. The women's golf team has made the most of this rare January/February weather playing two or three times a week and practicing on the other days in preparation for the Peg Barnard, which is right around the corner.
We will have 12 teams here on campus for our season opener. The #1 ranked team in the country, Univ. of Washington will be competing as well as they #8 ranked UC Davis Aggies. There will be a 9am shot-gun start on Saturday, February 16 and a 8:30am shot-gun start on Sunday the 17th. We would love to see as many members and fans as possible out on the course!
We have been qualifying for the upcoming tournament and there have been a few highlight moments. Sophomore Mariko Tumangan opened qualifying with a 7-under, 64! That included birdies on 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 15. She had three chances inside 10 feet on 16, 17 and 18! As a coach, it was fun to watch and I couldn't have been more proud of Mariko. Freshman Mariah Stackhouse also gave us something to get excited about, she shot three straight round in the 60's - 69, 69, 67! Again, fun to watch.....I NEVER get tired of watching birdies!
The first part of our spring season will be contested in Northern California. After the Peg Barnard at Stanford, we will head over to the Cal Classic at Ruby Hill CC in Pleasanton and then onto the Juli Inkster Invitational at San Jose State. It is nice to be competing so close to home because the players miss very little school and in addition, they get to a chance to maintain their strength and conditioning schedule. Again, we welcome all of you to come out and watch us play at any of these events.
Peg Barnard @ Stanford G.C. - February 16 and 17
Cal Classic @ Ruby Hill C.C. - February 25 and 26
Juli Inkster @ Almaden C.C. - March 4 and 5
All tee-times and pairings can be found on www.golfstat.com at the time of the event.
We hope that you are all enjoying the good golf weather and hitting plenty of fairways and greens!