Cardinal Women Qualify For NCAA Championships

May 7, 2005

Las Cruces, N.M. - The Stanford women's golf squad, led by sophomore Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana and junior Kelly Husted, qualified for the NCAA Championships later this month after finishing eighth after the final round of the 2005 NCAA West Regional at the University Golf Course in La Cruces, N.M., on Saturday. The Cardinal shot a three-round score of 908, including a 301 in the final round today.

Tennessee and UCLA, which began the day six and seven shots behind USC, respectively, finished tied for first with 889 while Cal finished at 891. USC checked in one shot back at 892 to place fourth. Oklahoma State finished fifth at 898.

Other teams qualifying for the NCAA Championships were UC Irvine (906), Brigham Young (906) and Stanford (908). The top eight team and two individuals from three regionals qualify for NCAAs.

Cardinal Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana (76-75-74) tied for 20th overall after carding a nine-over 225, including a 74 today. Teammate Kelly Husted recovered from a bad first round to tie for 26th individually with a 226 (81-71-74). Lauren Todd (77-80-77) and Wendra Liang (74-84-76) tied for 65th with a 234. Rounding out Stanford's competitors was Stephanie Lue who tied for 73rd (79-75-81--235).

Cal's Sophia Sheridan took top individual honors, shooting a four-under par 212 for the tournament.

Stanford will take part in the 24-team NCAA Championships May 17-20 in Sunriver, Ore.

Complete results can be found at www.golfstat.com.

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