Stanford, who was 1-over-par through her first 14 holes of the final round, sit three strokes back of leader Seo at even-par at the U.S. Women's Open. Stanford was tied with Seo at the top of the leaderboard at 4-under-par when she made the turn to the back nine but a double bogey on No. 11 and back-to-back bogeys on 13 and 14 have her trying to make a rally on Monday morning.
"I knew if I hit that 5‑iron too hard or if I pulled it it was going to be long," Stanford said of her approach shot on No. 11. "I hit a terrible chip. I misread the lie and just didn't hit a very good second putt. Things that, you know, can happen out here really easy, and I've been very fortunate that it hadn't happened yet this week, and just hit a poor shot on 13. You can't miss it short and left when the pin's front left, so just things that haven't happened all week.
"It's good to know exactly what I have to do tomorrow. It's been beautiful every morning here, so the good news is I'm playing a stretch of holes that you can make three birdies and not 10 through 15. I'm looking forward to it."
Stanford has won four times on the LPGA Tour. Her best career finish in the U.S. Women's Open was a tie for second in 2003. It's one of two top-10 finishes that Stanford has recorded in 10 previous appearances at the U.S. Women's Open.