Stanford shatters team and individual records at Gunrock Invite
Rachel Heck (courtesy of Stanford Athletics)
The top-ranked Stanford Cardinal enjoyed a record-setting day at the Gunrock Invitational on Monday.
The Cardinal opened the tournament with a 23-under score of 265 in its morning round to shatter the school's 18-holes scoring record by 10 strokes and then followed up in the afternoon by turning in an 11-under 277, which tied for the fifth-best round in school history. At 34-under 542, Stanford established a new 36-hole school record by nine strokes.
We're not done yet.
Sophomore Rachel Heck
turned in rounds of 63 and 68 on the par-72, 6067-yard Del Paso Country Club layout at at 13-under 131, set a new school record for an individual, surpassing Rose Zhang's and Mariah Stackhouse's previous record of 12-under.
Heck's opening round of 63 included 11 birdies, nine coming over the final 15 holes to match her best round of her collegiate career and tie for the second-best round in program history. Just to prove she's human, Heck made a double bogey on the second hole.
All told, Heck had 17 birdies and 16 pars against just two bogeys and one double-bogey over her 36 holes on Monday. At 13-under 131, she holds a three-stroke lead over teammate Rose Zhang
heading into the final 18 holes of play on Tuesday. Zhang played two bogey-free rounds, making 10 birdies to go along with 26 pars.
At 34-under 542, Stanford enjoys an 18-shot lead over Pac-12 rival Washington with one round remaining.
Stanford Athletic Communications contributed to this report.
ABOUT THE Gunrock Invitational
54-hole men's college tournament hosted by UC-Davis.
Team (best four scores out of five players each round)
and individual competitions.
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