Ham Sits in a Tie for 11th after 18 Holes of Play at the Stanford Intercollegiate
STANFORD, Calif. – Junior Jiye Ham sits in a tie for 11th on the player leaderboard after one round of play at the 2021 Stanford Intercollegiate, as she has carded 1-under par, 70 on Friday, Oct. 15. The Washington State women's golf team sits in a tie for 13th after the first round.
Ham got her tournament started by collecting a pair of birdies during her first eight holes of play to sit at 2-under heading into hole nine. The junior from Bangkok ripped off seven-straight birdies to open the back nine and posted a birdie at hole 17, as she ended her day at 1-under. Ham took advantage of the par 5's, as she finished that day at -1 with a stroke average of 4.75 on those holes.
As a team, Washington State finished the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate at 15-over, 299. They will open Saturday's second round in a tie with Iowa State for 13th on the team leaderboard.
Freshman Madelyn Gamble ended her day at 2-over, 73 and will open the second round in a tie for 33rd on the player leaderboard. Gamble shot a team-best 2-under on par 5 scoring, as she held a stroke average of 4.50 on the four par 5 holes at Stanford Golf Course. After a slow start Gamble began to pick up her pace on hole seven, as she shot par-or-better on 10-straight holes from that point.
Senior Darcy Habgood shot even par on both the par 4 and par 5 scoring, as the Australian native ended her day at 5-over, 76. Meanwhile, fellow Aussie Amy Chu carded 9-over, 80. Habgood enters the second round in a tie for 62nd, while Chu will begin her second day at the Stanford Intercollegiate in a tie for 78th. Freshman Emily Cadwell rounded out the day for WSU, as the Boise, Idaho native ended the first round at 11-over par, 82 and starts the second round in 85th on the player leaderboard.
Host Stanford (-11) sits atop the team leaderboard after 18 holes of play at the Stanford Intercollegiate. Arizona State and Southern Cal sit in a tie for second place, nine strokes off the Cardinal lead. Stanford's Rose Zhang occupies the top spot on the player leaderboard at the conclusion of the first round, as she has carded 6-under, 65.
The Cougars open second round of the Stanford Intercollegiate this Saturday, Oct. 16. WSU tees off at 8:25 a.m. PT. Fans can follow all the action in the second round live on GolfStat.com.
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