Coming off a record-setting efficiency on the Gunrock Invitational final week, Stanford ladies’s golf will head to the Meadow Membership to compete within the Juli Inkster Invitational beginning Monday. With one event victory already, the Cardinal is the clear favourite to take residence the title.
Stanford’s lineup will embrace the freshmen duo of Rachel Heck and Sadie Englemann, sophomores Angelina Ye and Brooke Seay and junior Aline Krauter.
Within the Cardinal’s exceptional 26-under-par efficiency on the Gunrock Invitational, Heck performed almost flawless golf. She began the week with a bogey-free 67 to seize the lead and by no means regarded again. When the mud settled, she completed with a rating of 11-under-par to win the person title. She grew to become the primary Cardinal freshman to win in her event debut since Andrea Lee in 2016.
If not for Heck’s spectacular play on the Gunrock Invitational, Seay’s golf might need been the story of the week. Seay torched the course within the afternoon spherical on Monday, making six birdies en path to a 67. A ultimate spherical rating of 71 introduced her to 7-under-par for the event, ending in a tie for fifth.
Englemann, Ye and Kratuer additionally posted under-par finishes in Sacramento. Englemann shot constant rounds of 69, 72 and 71 to complete at Four-under-par. Ye and Kratuer each shot Three-under-par to position in a tie for eleventh.
The important thing this week for Stanford will likely be to efficiently negotiate the Meadow Membership greens. Whereas the Alister MacKenize-designed course will not be lengthy, it’s well-known for its quick and undulating placing surfaces. The Cardinal, who posted a scoring common of Four.65 on the par fives final week, clearly have the flexibility to overpower the golf course. The true problem, although, will likely be making putts.
Stanford will compete in opposition to 12 groups on the Juli Inkster Invitational, together with Pac-12 rivals Cal, Washington and Washington State. The Cardinal is ready to tee off early Monday morning in Fairfax.