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Angela Gwen Stanford (born November 28, 1977) is an American professional golfer who currently competes on the LPGA Tour.[2][3]

Angela Stanford
2009 Solheim Cup - Angela Stanford (1).jpg
Stanford in August 2009
Personal information
Full nameAngela Gwen Stanford[1]
Born (1977-11-28) November 28, 1977 (age 41)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSaginaw, Texas, U.S.
Career
CollegeTexas Christian University
(graduated 2000)
Turned professional2000
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2001)
Former tour(s)Futures Tour (joined 2000)
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour6
Symetra Tour1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationT3: 2011
Women's PGA C'shipT4: 2004
U.S. Women's OpenT2: 2003
Women's British OpenT5: 2014
Evian ChampionshipWon: 2018

Contents

Amateur careerEdit

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Stanford won the Fort Worth Girls Championship four times (1993–1996), the 1996 Texas State 4A High School Championship and the 1996 PING Texas State Junior Championship.[4][5] Following graduation from Boswell High School in 1996, she enrolled at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth. Stanford won nine collegiate tournaments for the Horned Frogs, was a four-time All-American and a four-time All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) selection. She was named WAC Freshman of the Year in 1997 and WAC Player of the Year in 1999 and won the 2000 WAC Championship.[6] She earned a bachelor's degree in speech communication from TCU in 2000. Stanford was a member of the 2000 U.S. Curtis Cup team and a semifinalist at the 2000 British Ladies Amateur.[7]

Professional careerEdit

Stanford turned professional following the 2000 U.S. Women's Amateur in August and played on the Futures Tour, where she earned a victory at the season-ending event in early October. She finished fourth in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament that year to earn exempt status on the LPGA Tour for 2001.

Her first victory on the LPGA Tour came in her third season, at the 2003 ShopRite LPGA Classic. A week later Stanford was in a three player 18-hole playoff for the U.S. Women's Open; she lost to Hilary Lunke by one stroke. Her best finish on the LPGA money was in 2008, at ninth place with over $1.1 million.

Stanford has been a member of six U.S. Solheim Cup teams: in 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015, where in the penultimate match, she defeated Suzann Pettersen which cleared the way for Paula Creamer to score the winning point, and gave the U.S. Its first Solheim Cup win since 2009.

On September 16, 2018, Stanford won her first major title at the Evian Championship.

Professional wins (7)Edit

LPGA Tour (6)Edit

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 29 Jun 2003 ShopRite LPGA Classic 65-67-65=197 −16 3 strokes   Becky Morgan 195,000
2 14 Sep 2008 Bell Micro LPGA Classic 70-67-67-73=277 −11 1 stroke   Shanshan Feng 210,000
3 16 Nov 2008 Lorena Ochoa Invitational 68-66-72-69=275 −13 1 stroke   Brittany Lang
  Annika Sörenstam
200,000
4 14 Feb 2009 SBS Open at Turtle Bay 65-71-70=206 −10 3 strokes   Michelle Wie 180,000
5 26 Feb 2012 HSBC Women's Champions 66-70-71-71=278 −10 Playoff   Na Yeon Choi
  Shanshan Feng
  Jenny Shin
210,000
6 16 Sep 2018 The Evian Championship 72-64-68-68=272 −12 1 stroke   Austin Ernst,   Kim Sei-young
  Mo Martin,   Amy Olson
577,500

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2003 U.S. Women's Open   Hilary Lunke
  Kelly Robbins
Lunke won 18-hole playoff (Lunke:70, Stanford:71, Robbins:73)
2 2009 P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship   Jiyai Shin
  Sun Young Yoo
Shin won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2012 HSBC Women's Champions   Na Yeon Choi
  Shanshan Feng
  Jenny Shin
Won with par on third extra hole
Choi eliminated with par on second hole
Feng eliminated with par on first hole
4 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic   Hee Young Park Lost to birdie on third extra hole
5 2015 Toto Japan Classic   Ahn Sun-ju
  Lee Ji-hee
Ahn won with birdie on first extra hole

Futures Tour (1)Edit

  • 2000 (1) Summit Consulting SBC FUTURES Tour Championship

Major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
2018 The Evian Championship 5 shot deficit –12 (72-64-68-68=272) 1 stroke   Austin Ernst,   Kim Sei-young
  Mo Martin,   Amy Olson

Results timelineEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP DNP T51 CUT T58 CUT T10 T15 T12
U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT CUT T2 CUT T10 T49 T16 T58 CUT
Women's PGA Championship DNP CUT T59 T27 T4 T16 T29 T33 T25 T5
Women's British Open ^ DNP T13 T64 CUT CUT T36 CUT CUT T20
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration T15 T3 T11 T19 T7 T11 CUT T47 T20 CUT
U.S. Women's Open T19 4 T54 T4 T30 T26 T11 T33 T10 CUT
Women's PGA Championship T25 T30 CUT T28 T30 T41 CUT CUT T63 T66
Women's British Open T50 T22 T23 T17 T5 T21 T60 CUT CUT
The Evian Championship ^^ T6 CUT CUT 7 T18 1

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001
^^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
CUT = missed the half-way cut.
T = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 1 1 3 10 17 13
U.S. Women's Open 0 1 0 3 5 8 20 14
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 2 2 5 19 15
The Evian Championship 1 0 0 1 3 4 6 4
Women's British Open 0 0 0 1 1 7 17 11
Totals 1 1 1 8 14 34 79 57
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (2009 British Open – 2012 British Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2013 Evian – 2014 Kraft Nabisco)

LPGA Tour career summaryEdit

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2001 26 12 0 0 0 0 T15 66,956 98 73.24 103
2002 19 12 0 1 0 2 2 221,857 45 72.37 46
2003 21 17 1 1 0 3 1 643,192 17 71.94 38
2004 24 19 0 0 0 2 T4 297,790 39 71.86 T43
2005 25 15 0 0 1 3 T3 272,288 44 73.11 69
2006 25 20 0 2 0 3 2 473,218 23 71.80 T29
2007 24 21 0 0 2 12 T3 713,880 19 71.62 11
2008 27 23 2 1 2 10 1 1,134,753 9 71.22 9
2009 21 20 1 2 2 11 1 1,081,916 10 70.64 11
2010 22 19 0 1 0 7 2 596,830 18 71.35 19
2011 21 20 0 0 3 9 3 1,017,196 7 71.42 15
2012 26 23 1 2 1 6 1 794,294 16 71.51 21
2013 22 10 0 1 1 6 2 778,234 12 70.71 11
2014 27 20 0 2 0 6 2 754,728 19 71.18 18
2015 27 23 0 1 0 3 T2 491,777 34 71.27 22
2016 26 19 0 1 0 4 T2 488,588 37 71.40 40
2017 29 23 0 0 1 3 3 367,119 52 71.47 62
2018 25 19 1 0 0 5 1 957,270 16 71.38 46
  • official through 2018 season[8]

*Includes matchplay and other tournaments with no cut

World rankingEdit

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year Ranking
2006 67[9]
2007 32[10]
2008 9[11]
2009 9[12]
2010 20[13]
2011 19[14]
2012 19[15]
2013 17[16]
2014 22[17]
2015 45[18]
2016 58[19]
2017 71[20]
2018 34[21]

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup recordEdit

Year Total
Matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
Won
Points
%
Career 20 4–13–3 3–3–0 1–5–1 0–5–2 5.5 27.5
2003 3 0–2–1 0–1–0 lost to A. Sörenstam 3&2 0–0–1 halved w/ M. Redman 0–1–0 lost w/ M. Mallon 3&2 0.5 16.7
2007 3 2–0–1 1–0–0 def. T. Johnson 3&2 1–0–0 won w/ P. Hurst 4&2 0–0–1 halved w/ S. Prammanasudh 2.5 83.3
2009 4 1–2–1 1–0–0 def. B. Brewerton 5&4 0–1–0 lost w/ N. Castrale 3&1 0–1–1 lost w/ J. Inkster 1 dn,
halved w/ B. Lang
1.5 37.5
2011 3 0–3–0 0–1–0 lost to A. Muñoz 1 dn 0–2–0 lost w/ S. Lewis 3&2,
lost w/ S. Lewis 6&5
0–0–0 0 0
2013 4 0–4–0 0–1–0 lost to B. Recari 2&1 0–1–0 lost w/ B. Lang 2&1 0–2–0 lost w/ G. Piller 2&1,
lost w/ G. Piller 1 dn
0 0
2015 3 1–2–0 1–0–0 def. S. Pettersen 2&1 0–1–0 lost w/ B. Lincicome 1 dn 0–1–0 lost w/ A. Lee 3&2 1 33.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Texas Births, 1926-1995
  2. ^ Herrington, Ryan (September 16, 2018). "Angela Stanford didn't just win her first major, she went where no golfer (male or female) has gone before". Golf Digest. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Sirak, Ron (September 16, 2018). "2018 Angela Stanford keeps American major streak alive at". LPGA. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Previous Champions". Fort Worth Junior Boys and Girls Golf Association. Retrieved March 2, 2009.
  5. ^ "Full Career Bio" (PDF). LPGA. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  6. ^ "Frogs take swing at WAC Championship and miss". Texas Christian University. Retrieved March 2, 2009.
  7. ^ "2000 Curtis Cup US Team". United States Golf Association. Retrieved March 2, 2009.
  8. ^ "Angela Stanford stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  9. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 26, 2006.
  10. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 25, 2007.
  11. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2008.
  12. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 29, 2009.
  13. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 28, 2010.
  14. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 27, 2011.
  15. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 31, 2012.
  16. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2013.
  17. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 29, 2014.
  18. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 28, 2015.
  19. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 26, 2016.
  20. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 25, 2017.
  21. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 31, 2018.

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