Women's Golf Prepares For NCAA West Regional
May 3, 2005
Cardinal Head To NCAA Regional Competition: The Stanford women's golf team is set to compete at the NCAA West Regional Thurs.-Sat., May 5-7 at New Mexico State University Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M. The 21 teams will play 18 holes each day beginning at 7:30 a.m on Thursday. Eight teams and two individuals from non-advancing teams at each of the three regionals qualify for the NCAA Championships to be played May 17-20 at the Sunriver Resort on the Meadows Course in Sunriver, Ore.
The Field: Stanford, the No. 9 seed, is joined at the West Regional by (in order of seeds, Golfweek rankings listed): No. 2 UCLA (2004 NCAA champion), No. 5 Georgia, No. 7 Oklahoma State, No. 9 Tennessee, No. 16 USC, No. 17 Arizona, No. 23 Washington State, No. 24 Stanford, No. 25 California, No. 26 UNLV, No. 34 Oregon, No. 46 San Francisco, No. 29 UC Irvine, No. 42 BYU, No. 50 Colorado State, No. 94 Portland State, No. 44 Northwestern, No. 84 Oral Roberts, No. 65 Illinois State, No. 45 Georgia State and No. 77 Denver.
Tee Times: Stanford is scheduled to begin teeing off at 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, from the first tee, along with California and Washington State. The same three teams will tee off, beginning at 11:50 a.m., on Friday, May 6, from the 10th tee.
Pac-10 Championship Recap: The Cardinal struggled at the 2005 Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship, placing ninth overall with a three-round team score of 932. Senior Wendra Liang tied for 28th individually to lead the squad, posting a three-day total of 231 (75-77-79). Teammate Lauren Todd tied for 34th with a 233 (77-79-77), followed by Kelly Husted (75-81-79), who placed 41st. Cardinal Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana tied for 42nd just one stroke back at 236 (77-81-78). Stephanie Lue rounds out the Stanford golfers, with a 49th place finish (87-78-83--248).
Last Year At Regionals: The Stanford women's golf team carded a 293 on the final day of competition at the NCAA West Regional at the Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif., to finish third overall with a three-round total of 883 and advance to the 2004 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. Cardinal Stephanie Lue finished 10th overall with a three-over par 219 (72-72-75) while teammate Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana tied for 11th with a 220 (74-75-71) after firing a one-under par 71 in the final round of play. Freshman Lauren Todd tied for 21st with a 223 (72-77-74) and Kim Kouwabunpat tied for 25, posting a 224 (77-73-74). Senior Angela Rho tied for 38th with a 227 (75-78-74).