STANFORD, Calif. – No. 5 Stanford took a four-shot lead into the final round of the 36-hole Peg Barnard Invitational and never looked back, claiming the title Sunday against the 14-team field for the second consecutive season.
The team crown, Stanford’s eighth such since the tournament’s inception in 1995, came with a collaborative 2-over 570 (287-283). To put it in perspective, the Cardinal’s score was 16 strokes better than second-place UC Davis (586).
“I’m really proud of the effort this week from our team, and they showed their depth from top to bottom,” Stanford’s Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women’s Golf Anne Walker said. “The players have been working really hard. The course has been playing tough, and we had a couple of really good teams here and were able to measure ourselves against some stiff competition.
“This was a great tournament, and we’re very happy to walk away with the win.”
Walker and the Cardinal were boosted from standout performances by Lauren Kim and Casey Danielson, who scorched the par-71 Stanford Golf Course for respective final-round scores of 68 and 69. The pair finished tied for second at 3-under 139. Each tallied one bogey in the final round.
Kim and Danielson were bettered only by UNLV’s Dana Finkelstein, who went 69-68 to win the tournament at 5-under.
Defending champion Mariah Stackhouse tied for fourth with a 1-under 141 (70-71), including a two-under showing on her final back nine.