Stanford Heads North For Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational

Oct. 1, 2008

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    The Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Stanford will travel to Sammamish, Wash. to compete in the 2008 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational from Sahalee Country Club. First round play will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 6 and continue though the third and final round on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The No. 20 Cardinal will face a field of 13 teams that includes two other ranked teams, California who tied with Stanford at No. 20, and No. 23 New Mexico.

    Last Season at the Edean Ihlanfeldt InvitationalLast season the Cardinal placed seventh with a three-round total of 46-over-par 910. Stanford was led by Mari Chun who finished tied for eighth overall with a three-day total of 5-over-par 221. In 2006, Chun captured the individual medalist honor after shooting a three-round total of 1-under-par 215 to lead the Cardinal to the individual tournament title.

    Last Week at the Mason Rudolph Women's InvitationalCompeting against a loaded field, the Cardinal finished 15th with a three-round total of 43-over-par 907. Sydney Burlison led the way for Stanford with a three-day total of 5-over-par 221, which tied her for 21st place overall. Fellow freshman, Lila Barton also played well, shooting a three-day total of 8-over-par 224 to tie for 39th.

    Back From ScotlandThe Cardinal have returned from their memorable preseason trip to Scotland where they played many of the world's top courses during their journey though the birthplace of golf. The Cardinal played seven renowned courses over the ten day trip, including the New Course at Saint Andrews, the Alisa Course at Turnberry, Prestwick, and Kingsbarns Golf Links.

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    Senior, Mari Chun returns as a NGCA All-America honorable mention who led the Cardinal in 2007-08 with a 74.1 scoring average and four top-10's. Also returning is junior Angela King who was the lone Stanford qualifier for the 2008 NCAA Championships. King placed tied for 11th at the West Regional Championships to qualify as an individual for the NCAA Championships, where she placed tied for 75th. The final returning upper-classman is senior Ki-Shui Liao who competed in eight tournaments for Stanford last season and posted a 79.1 scoring average.

    Super SophomoresThe Cardinal have a pair of sophomores who return to The Farm after making an immediate impact during their freshman year. Rebecca Durham was third on the team last season with a 76.6 scoring average and joins Chun and King as the only returners with a top-10 finish last season. Piper Miller also returns after representing Stanford at the Pac-10 Championships and the NCAA West Regional as a freshman.

    Fab FreshmenThe Cardinal welcome of pair of highly touted freshmen to The Farm. Lila Barton comes to Stanford from Dallas, TX where she was a high school state champion and has international experience as a member of the 2005 Junior Solheim Cup team for the United States. Also joining Stanford for her freshman season is Sydney Burlison of Salinas, CA. Barton is the 2008 CCS individual medalist and has a wealth of international experience for the United States in the Junior Solheim Cup and Canon Cup.

    Head Coach Caroline O'ConnorStanford head coach Caroline O'Connor returns for her 14th season as the head coach of the women's golf team. She has led the Cardinal to a Pac-10 Championship in 1999, a share of a Regional Title in 2007, and six top-10 national finishes.

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