Cardinal Women In 10th At Guadalajara Invitational

March 6, 2006

The Stanford women's golf team shot a 308 after the opening round of the Cal Guadalajara Invitational Monday at the Guadalajara Country Club. No. 2 UCLA leads the 11-team tournament at three-over 291.

The top four teams are separated by only three strokes, as No. 5 USC is second at 292, followed by No. 1 Duke (293) and No. 8 Georgia (294). No. 3 Arizona State, which won its last two events, rounds out the top five at 297.

The Cardinal was led by Lauren Todd and Mari Chun who both shot 75 today and are tied for 22nd individually. Teammates Kelly Husted and Stephanie Lue shot a 79 in the first round and are tied for 45th. Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana is tied for 52nd with an 82 heading into tomorrow's second round.

Washington's Paige Mackenzie paces the individual competition at three-under 69, including a 33 on the front nine, but the 25th-ranked Huskies are in ninth place as a team at 305. Mackenzie sank five birdies, which was one shy of the first-round birdie leaders, Mallory Hetzel (Georgia) and Elizabeth Janangelo (Duke). Duke's Anna Grzebien, USC's Irene Cho and Arizona's Lauren Espinosa are one shot off the pace with scores of 70.

The second round tees off at the par-72, 6,529-yard course Tuesday at 8 a.m. CT.

Team Scores (11): 1. UCLA 291, 2. USC 292, 3. Duke 293, 4. Georgia 294, 5. Arizona State 297, 6. Arizona 298, 7. California 301, 8. Ohio State 302, 9. Washington 305, 10. Stanford 308, 11. Texas 318.

Top 5 Individual Scores: 1. Paige Mackenzie, Washington, 69, 2t. Anna Grzebien, Duke, 70, 2t. Irene Cho, USC, 70, 2t. Lauren Espinosa, Arizona, 70, 5t. Tiffany Joh, UCLA, 72, 5t. Jane Park, UCLA, 72, 5t. Paola Moreno, USC, 72.

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