Stanford in Third Place After First Round of Edean Ihlanfeldt Tournament

Oct. 5, 2009

REDMOND, Wash. - Stanford's women's golf team finds itself in third place after one round of the Idean Ihlanfeldt Invitational being held at the Shalalee Country Club in Redmond, Wash.

The Cardinal shot an opening round 308 (+20) and trail first place Cal by 12 shots and second place San Francisco by seven shots heading into tomorrow's second round.

Stanford climbed up the leaderboard late in the round, as birdies by Kristina Wong, Sally Watson, Rebecca Durham and Angela King over the closing holes vaulted the Cardinal to within striking distance of the leaders.

Wong, a freshman playing in her second collegiate event, finished with a four-over par 76 and is tied for 12th after day one. She birdied two of her last four holes after three straight bogies on holes 12-14.

Sophomore Sydney Burlison also carded a 76 and is in a log jam for 12th place, along with Wong.

Watson, a freshman from Earlsferry, Scotland, birdied both the 17th and 18th holes to finish with five-over 77, good for 14th place.

Junior Rebecca Durham and senior Angela King also managed birdies on the 18th hole to finish with six-over rounds of 78.

San Francisco's Natasha Podmore fired an even par 72 and leads the event after 18 holes. Five others are tied for second with one-over scores of 73.

Play continues tomorrow and Wednesday at the Sahalee Country Club.

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