Oct. 6, 2006
(San Francisco) - Freshman Christina Stockton (Auburn, CA) enjoyed a pair of strong tournaments to open the 2006 Fall campaign, propelling the Dons to a No. 37 GolfWeek ranking. For her efforts, Stockton earned West Coast Conference Player of the Month honors for September. In her first six rounds as a collegiate golfer, Stockton owns a 74.91 stroke average, good for 90th place on the GolfWeek Individual Leader board.
In her Green and Gold debut at the 2006 Dick McGuire Invitational (hosted by New Mexico), Stockton carded eight birdies and 30 pars in helping the Dons to a share of ninth place in a strong field. Stockton finished with a four-over 223 (74, 76, 73) on the par-73 course.
Stockton was even better in the Dons second event of the Fall as the top individual finisher at the 2006 Jeannine McHaney Invitational (hosted by Texas Tech) at fifth place. The Auburn, California native shot a one-under 215 (72, 73, 70) in helping the Dons to a runner-up finish. Stockton leads the Dons with three rounds at par or better and her two-under 70 in the final round at Lubbock matches the second lowest round turned in by USF this season.
Stockton becomes the third golfer from the USF women's golf program to earn conference player of the month accolades in the last three seasons and the first this year. Jessica Potter won WCC Player of the Month honors for March of 2006, while Mariko Shimozaki was honored in March of 2005.
San Francisco women's golf returns to action Monday at the 2006 Edean Ilanfeldt Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington. Live scoring will be available at USFDons.com, courtesy of Golfstat.com.