Cardinal in 12th Place After First Round of Mason Rudolph Women's Championships

Sept. 25, 2009

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The Stanford women's golf team finds itself in 12th place after the first round of the Mason Rudolph Women's Championships, which is being hosted by Vanderbilt University at the Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.

The Cardinal shot an opening round, one-under par 287 today and trail first place Auburn and USC by nine shots heading into tomorrow's second round. Twelve of the 17 teams competing in the event managed to break par in the first round.

Auburn and USC are tied for the team lead at 278. Auburn's Candace Schepperle and USC's Jennifer Song are tied for first in the individual competition after carding six-under rounds of 66.

Individually, Stanford was paced by senior Angela King and junior Rebecca Durham. Both players managed two-under rounds of 70 today and find themselves tied for 15th heading into round two tomorrow.

King was at even par through 16 but birdied both 17 and 18 to finish at two-under. Durham had three birdies on the front nine and had just one bogey on the backside.

Sophomore Sydney Burlison finished with a one-over 73 and is tied for 45th place after round one. She had four birdies on her card today and was -3 after 13 holes, but was +4 over the last five holes.

Today also marked the collegiate debuts of highly-touted freshmen Kristina Wong and Sally Watson. Both players finished with two-over scores of 74 and are tied for 57th place.

The Mason Rudolph Women's Championships continue tomorrow at the Legends Club, with Stanford paired with LSU and Arizona.

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