Women's Golf Ties For 13th At NCAA Championships
May 26, 2006
Colombus, Ohio - The Stanford women's golf team shot a 306 on the final day of competition at the 2006 NCAA Championships. The Cardinal's four-round score of 1,209 (307, 301, 295, 306) tied them for 13th overall. Duke took home top team honors after firing a 15-over par 1,167 for the tournament. Rounding out the top five are USC (1,177), Pepperdine (1,187), Arizona State (1,195) and California (1,200).
'All in all, it was a pretty good week,' head coach Caroline O'Connor said. 'We certainly would have liked to have finished much stronger. the conditions today, other than a few strong squalls, were perfect for scoring. With the rain last night and this afternoon, the greens were much more receptive and the winds weren't quite as gusty. But we played very well in rounds round and two and I was happy that we were in a position coming intotoday to finish well.'
Stanford's Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana tied for 16th individually after carding an eight-over par 296 for the tournament (74-71-72-79). It was her best finish at NCAA's in three years competing in the tournament.
'Jenni played great this week,' said O'Connor. 'This course was very demanding from tee to green and she managed herself around the course perfectly. She didn't have a good ball striking day today and unfortunately none of her putts were dropping, but that's golf. I'm very proud of herplay this week.'
Freshman Mari Chun tied for 27th in her first appearance at NCAA's recording a 298 (80-73-71-74). Teammate Lauren Todd tied for 75th overall with a 308 (77-78-75-78) while Kelly Husted tied for 98th (77-79-77-82--315). Freshman Ki-Shui Liao also tied for 98th individually (79-81-77-82--315).
Complete results can be found on www.golfstat.com.