Iowa State women’s golf in 10th after two rounds at Stanford Intercollegiate


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Junior Cajsa Persson practices at Bergstrom Sports Complex on Feb. 5. 

Christian Davis

The ISU women’s golf team fired a 294 in the second round of the Stanford Intercollegiate Monday, positioning itself in 10th place.

The No. 14 Cyclones finished the first round at 16 strokes over par, and 10 strokes over in the second round, which has them 26 shots back of par and first place.

The tournament, hosted at Stanford University and by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, has nine teams from the past Golfweek Top-25 Rankings, including the top four teams in the country — No. 1 USC, No. 2 Georgia, No. 3 Northwestern and No. 4 Arizona.

The Cyclones are being paced by sophomore Nattapan Siritrai and freshman Parinda Phokan, who are both five strokes over par and tied for 26th. Sophomore Celia Barquin, who was the team leader Sunday with a 74, is now tied with Cajsa Persson at 51st with 150 strokes.

Stanford University, which has a strong history of golf excellence, especially with PGA great and alumnus Tiger Woods, leads the tournament with a 568-stroke total through two rounds.

The tournament will end Tuesday with the third and final round.