SAMMAMISH, Wash. – Stanford boat raced the 13-team field at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, cruising to its first win on the season by a resounding 27-stroke margin.
The Cardinal led wire-to-wire while signing its final scorecard of 863 (1-under). Host Washington was next in line at 890 (26-over), followed by UCF (34-over) and Oregon (39-over) during the three-round event at Sahalee Country Club.
The fourth win under second-year head coach Anne Walker was registered with 42 fewer strokes than last season’s third-place finish at the same event. The victory came in the same week the Stanford men's team won the Erin Hills Invitational.
"We were inspired by the men's team and its dominating victory at Erin Hills," Walker said. "It challenged us to raise the bar, and we did just that."
Paced by medalist Mariah Stackhouse (7-under), the women’s golf team placed four performers in the top 10, and each of the competing Cardinal finished in the top 25.
Stackhouse went 68-70-71 for a 209, claiming the top billing ahead of teammate Mariko Tumangan. Tumangan entered the final round at 7-under on the heels of a blistering tournament-low 66 on the par-72, 6,039-yard course. Tumangan (212) carded a 75 Wednesday to finish second.