Stanford Women Tied For 19th After First Round Of NCAA Championships

May 23, 2006

Colombus, Ohio - The 19th-ranked Stanford women's golf team shot s 19-over par 307 in the opening round of the 2006 NCAA Championships in Colombus, Ohio this afternoon at the Scarlet Course. Their first round score ties them for 19th overall heading into the second round. Southern California leads the field by one stroke with a three-over 291, followed closely by Arizona State (292) and Florida (293). Arizona is fourth (296) while Wake Forest (297) and Duke (297) are tied for fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 are Louisiana State (298), Arkansas (299), Purdue (301), UCLA (301) and Pepperdine (301).

Pepperdine's Eileen Vargas holds a one-stroke lead in the individual race after firing a four-under par 68 today. Florida's Tiffany Chudy is second with a three-under par 69 followed by ASU's Jennifer Osborn (70). Three players are tied for fourth with a one-under par 71 heading into tomorrow's round.

Stanford's Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana is tied for 21st individually after carding a two-over par 74. Tangtiphaiboontana's opening round included birdies on holes five, 10 and 11. Cardinal Kelly Husted is tied for 70th with a five-over par 77 along with teammate Lauren Todd. Todd recorded birdies today on holes six and 17. Freshman Ki-Shui Liao is tied for 100th with a seven-over 79 while fellow frosh Mari Chun checks in tied for 107th with an eight-over 80.

The championships run through Friday with 18 holes each day. A total of 126 student-athletes from 30 NCAA Division I institutions are participating in the event this week.

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

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