Stanford's Stackhouse named women's golfer of the month
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Mariah Stackhouse of Stanford has been named the Pac-12 Women's Golfer of the Month for February, the Pac-12 announced today.
Stackhouse, a native of Riverdale, Georgia, shot a record 9-under (26) on the front nine and finished her round at 10-under (61) to establish a course record and capture the Peg Barnard Invitational title on Sunday, February 17 at the Stanford Golf Course. She helped the Cardinal claim the team crown with a 1-over score of 569 (289-280) to finish 14 strokes ahead of California at 583 (285-298).
Competing in her first tournament since October, Stackhouse's round of 61 represented a collegiate record, according to research confirmed by the NCAA. Of the four players who previously carded a round of 9-under, none produced a lower score through nine holes (courtesy Golfweek, Golfstat).
Stackhouse completed the tournament at 12-under 130 (69-61) overall, totaled eight birdies and two eagles to finish 10 strokes ahead of San Jose State's Regina DeGuzman (72-68) and UC Davis' Demi Runas (69-71), who tied for second at 2-under 140.
Heading into the back nine, Stackhouse made an early birdie on the 12th hole, but dropped two stokes with consecutive bogeys. She closed out her round on a strong note, carding two consecutive birdies on the 16th and 17th holes.
Also nominated for golfer of the month honors were Noemi Jimenez, So., ARIZONA STATE; Cassy Isagawa, So., OREGON; Annie Park, Fr., USC.
Pac-12 Women's Golfer of the Month
September - Charlotte Thomas, Washington
October - SooBin Kim, Washington
February - Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford