The Stanford women's golf team opened the 2013-14 season this week at the prestigious NCAA Dale McNamara Fall Preview at the Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club, a par-70, 6,136-yard course.
After Monday's first round, the sixth-ranked Cardinal stood in fifth place, six shots behind Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The tournament, aptly named, provides teams with a preview of next spring's championship course.
The Cardinal was carried on the opening day by Lauren Kim and Mariah Stackhouse, who sat in second and third place, respectively, following the round.
Freshman Casey Danielson started her freshman season in the rotation at +6 while Mariko Tumangan (+3) and senior Marissa Mar (+8) also made the lineup.
On Tuesday, Duke slid past Oklahoma by one shot (+9) as the Blue Devils fired a 286. Stanford dropped two slots with a 292.
Stackhouse and Kim dropped to 15th and 19th, respectively, with Stackhouse shooting a 74 and Kim a 76. Nobody on the Cardinal roster logged a birdie on the afternoon.
The tournament concludes on Wednesday.
Stanford men's golf team opens the 2013-14 season this weekend at the Olympia Fields/ Fighting Illini Invitational, held at the Olympia Fields Country Club North Course, a Par 70, 7,177 yard course.
The teams will play 18 holes each day and live scoring will be available on GoStanford.com.
The North Course has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship, to be played August 24-30.
Designed by Willie Park and opened in 1923, the North Course was the site of three previous USGA championships: the 1928 U.S. Open (won by Johnny Farrell), the 1997 U.S. Senior Open (won by Graham Marsh) and the 2003 U.S. Open (won by Jim Furyk).
It also hosted the 1925 and 1961 PGA Championships. The South Course, a 1915 Tom Bendelow design that recently underwent a major restoration by Steve Smyers Golf Course Architects, recently hosted the 2011 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship and the 2012 Jr. Ryder Cup.