Women's Golf In 10th Heading Into Final Round At NCAAs

May 25, 2006

Colombus, Ohio - The 19th-ranked Stanford women's golf team shot their best round of the tournament today to move into 10th place overall heading into the final round of the 2006 NCAA Championships in Colombus, Ohio. Their round of 295 this afternoon brought their three-day total to 903 (+39), just a stroke out of seventh place. Duke took the lead today (876) and are followed by Southern California (889), Pepperdine (894), Purdue (896) and Arizona State (896).

Rounding out the top 10 are California (901), Georgia (902), Washington (902), Florida (902) and Stanford (903).

Junior Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana shot an even par round of 72 this afternoon and moved into a tie for second place overall with a one-over par 217 (74-71-72). Tangtiphaboontana once again birdied hole 10 (she has recorded a birdie on hole 10 each round). Pepperdine's Eileen Vargas continues to lead the field with a two-under 214.

This is Tangtiphaiboontana's third appearance at the NCAA Championships. Her previous best finish was last year when she tied for 78th. Her top finish this year was a tie for seventh at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (10/10-12).

Freshman Mari Chun was a big mover on the individual leaderboard today after firing a one-under par 71. Chun recorded birdies on holes 15 and 18 to move into a tie for 24th overall with a 224 (80-73-71). Teammate Lauren Todd is tied for 64th with a 230 (77-78-75) while Kelly Husted is tied for 77th (77-79-77--233). Freshman Ki-Shui Liao is 113th overall after carding a 240 (79-81-80) over three rounds of play.

Stanford's last top 10 finish at NCAA's came in 2001 when they took ninth overall.

Ohio State is the host of the NCAA women's championships for the fifth time since the first event in 1982. In addition to this season, Scarlet has been the host course for the tournament in 1982, 1986, 1991 and 1997.

Complete results and live scoring are available at www.golfstat.com.

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