Backman Shines at Stanford Intercollegiate

Backman Shines at Stanford Intercollegiate

by Catherine Coffenberg

STANFORD, CA— The Miami Hurricanes golf team finished fifteenth in their fourth tournament of the fall slate, shooting 23-over-par as a team at the Stanford Intercollegiate, hosted by Dr. Condoleezza Rice at Stanford University.

Fifth-year senior Anna Backman led the Hurricanes with a 207 (-4), 54-hole score and finished tied second overall individually. Miami shot a three-round total of 875 (+23) at the par-71, 6269-yard Stanford Golf Course.

Host Stanford won the tournament with a score of 837 (-15), while Iowa State, San Jose State, Texas and Baylor all placed in the top five.

Backman started the weekend off firing a three-under-par in the first round, before finishing with a 72 and 67 in the second and third rounds.

Third-year sophomore Nataliya Guseva recorded a round two-under-par shooting a 69 in the second round. Guseva finished in the top 20 individually.

The Hurricanes will next host the Hurricane Invitational Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla.