Cardinal Women Tied For 10th After First Round At NCAAs

May 17, 2005

Sunriver, Ore. - The Stanford women's golf team are tied for 10th overall after the first round of the 2005 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships on Tuesday at the Sunriver Resort's Meadows Course. The Cardinal shot a 300 on the afternoon, to finish 16-over par for the day.

Southern California took a one-shot lead after the first round (287). UCLA stands one shot back at 288. Auburn (290) and Pepperdine (291) are third and fourth, respectively, while Duke and Washington are tied for fifth at 292.

Pepperdine junior Carolina Llano took the individual lead with a 2-under 69.

Cardinal senior Wendra Liang is tied for third individually after carding an even par 71. Teammate Lauren Todd stands tied for 21st with a two-over par 73. Stanford's Kelly Husted is tied for 74 after round one with a 77 while Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana is tied for 98th (79). Stephanie Lue rounds out the Cardinal competitors and is tied for 113th (80).

During the morning rounds, which featured 12 teams and six individuals, no single player broke par. Five players shot even-par 71: Michigan State's Sara Brown, Stanford's Wendra Liang, Arkansas' Amanda McCurdy, LSU's Brooke Shelton and Oklahoma State's Karin Sjodin.

Play continues at 9 a.m. Wednesday on the par-71, 6,312-yard course, with rounds three and four on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

Round one was played under cloudy skies and cold and sometimes windy conditions, and the temperature ranged from the 40s to low 50s. Rain only fell lightly at times during the day, but more rain is forecast for Wednesday.

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