Stanford Tied for 19th After First Round of NCAA Championships

May 18, 2010

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Stanford's women's golf team is tied for 19th place after the first round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships being contested in Wilmington, N.C. The Cardinal shot an opening round team score of 300 (+12) and trail first place USC by 18 strokes heading into the second round.

Purdue is in second place at 284 (-4) followed by Arizona State, UCLA and Duke, which each shot an even par score of 288 on the par-72, 6,368-yard Country Club of Landfall layout.

Stanford, making its first NCAA Championship appearance since 2007, was paced in the first round by junior Rebecca Durham, who turned in an opening round 71 (-1). She birdied her final two holes to shoot a 34 on the back nine.

Durham trails first rounds leaders Jennifer Johnson of Arizona State, Maude-Aimee LeBlanc of Purdue and Jennifer Song of USC by four shots, as each player carded opening rounds of 67 (-5).

Freshman Sally Watson is tied for 30th after shooting a one-over 73. Her four birdies on the day were offset by three bogies and one double bogey.

Freshman Kristina Wong is tied for 49th after an opening round 74 (+2) which featured three bogies and one birdie.

Sophomore Sydney Burlison bogied 10 of her first 12 holes en route to an opening round 82 (+10) and is in 121st place.

Senior Angela King shot an 86 (+14) and is in 126th place.

The second round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships gets underway at 8:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday at the Country Club of Landfall. The 72-hole event continues through Friday.

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