Oct. 18, 2012
PALO ALTO, Calif.--The third-ranked Arizona State women's golf team returns to the links, after taking home the team title at the Dale McNamara Invitational, at the 2012 Stanford Intercollegiate, hosted by former Secretary of State and current Stanford professor Dr. Condoleeza Rice.
The tournament, hosted at the par-71, 6,130-yard course, runs from Oct. 19-21. The Sun Devils have won the Stanford Intercollegiate twice in the 16-year history of the event. ASU's most recent victory in Palo Alto came in 2009 with a team scoring a total of 840 (273-282-285), the second-lowest total recorded in the tournament's history.
The field for the event features (rankings from Golf World/WGCA women's coaches' poll): No. 5 Arizona, No. 3 Arizona State, No. 21 California, No. 14 Georgia, Harvard, No. 15 Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oregon State, No. 20 Pepperdine, San Jose State, No. 19 Texas, No. 25 UC Davis, No. 10 UCLA, No. 4 USC, No. 7 Vanderbilt and No. 12 Washington.
While the tournament has been held since 1995, the Sun Devils will look to also claim its first individual title at the event. Competing for Arizona State, in order of line-up, are junior Daniela Ordonez, junior Laura Blanco, sophomore Noemi Jimenez, junior Justine Lee and sophomore Emilie Alonso.
Ordonez is coming off a second-place finish at the Dale McNamara Invitational scoring a 1-under 71 in all three rounds.