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5'6"...Started playing golf at the age of 10...Credits her dad, who introduced her to the game, golf instructor Amy Fox (an LPGA Teaching and Club Professional), TCU coach Angie Larkin and Mike Wright as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include shopping, watching movies, playing all sports and watching ESPN Sports Center...Was a member of the LPGA Player Executive Committee for the 2007-08 seasons...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt...Represents PING, ManTech and Titleist/FootJoy...Has her own Web site, www.angelastanfordgolf.com.
2012 in a Nutshell
- 26 events, 23 cuts made, $794,294 (16)
- 6 top-10 finishes, five top-5 finishes including her fifth-career victory at the HSBC Women’s Champions 2012
- Won the inaugural Kia Community Assist Award for her work with the Angela Stanford Foundation. The award recognizes exceptional contributions to charity organizations or community programs
In 2011, recorded nine top-10 finishes including seven top-5 finishes with a season-best third at the Navistar LPGA Classic and tied for third at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the Evian Masters. Also, finished fourth at the Sybase Match Play Championship and the US Women's Open, where she crossed the $6 million mark in career earnings; tied for fourth at the CN Canadian Women's Open; fifth at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup; tied for seventh at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia; tied for eighth at the LPGA State Farm Classic. Competed on her fourth U.S. Solheim Cup Team with a 0-3-0 record.
In 2010, best finish was runner-up at the Sybase Match Play Championship; finished tied for seventh at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Corona Light and the LPGA Tour Championship; tied for eigth at the ShopRite LPGA Classic and the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.
In 2009, won the season-opening SBS Open at Turtle Bay, where she crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings and recorded a season-low 65 in the opening round; tied for second at the CN Canadian Women's Open, where she carded a season-low 65 in the second round, and the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship presented by John Q. Hammons, where she lost a three-way (with Sun Young Yoo) sudden-death playoff to Jiyai Shin; earned $143,063 and crossed the $1 million milestone in season earnings for the second year in a row; added eight additional top 10 finishes; qualified for her third U.S. Solheim Cup Team, posting a 1-2-1 record for the victorious U.S. Team; led the Tour lead in eagles with 13.
In 2008, recorded her second and third LPGA career victories at the Bell Micro LPGA Classic and inaugural Lorena Ochoa Invitational by Banamex and Corona Light, where she crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings; carded a career-low 62 in the opening round of the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola, which was also the lowest first-round score on Tour in 2008; crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings at the SemGroup Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons, where she tied for third; recorded six of her season's 10 top-10 finishes in her final six events of the year.
In 2007, best finish was a tie for third at both the MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta Presented by Televisa Deportes, where she crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings, and at the SemGroup Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons; carded 10 additional top-10 finishes; posted a 2-0-1 record for the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
In 2006, best finish was second place at the CN Canadian Women's Open, where she carded a career-low 64 during the first round; also tied for second at the Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children Hospital at Vanderbilt.
In 2005, recorded a season-best tie for third at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open; tied for 10th at the U.S. Women's Open.
In 2004, recorded two top 10s: McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, where she tied for fourth; and the Kellogg-Keebler Classic, where she tied for fifth; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill.
In 2003, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, where she led wire-to-wire; the following week, tied for second after a thrilling three-way, 18-hole playoff at the U.S. Women's Open with Kelly Robbins and eventual winner Hilary Lunke; Stanford had made a long birdie putt on the 72nd hole of regulation to earn a spot in the playoff, then sank a 27-footer on the 18th playoff hole to force Lunke to birdie, which she did; was a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
In 2002, best finish was second place at the First Union Betsy King Classic.
In 2001, best finish was a tie for 15th at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.
In 2000, turned professional and won the Futures Tour Championship on the Futures Tour; tied for fourth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2001 LPGA season.
Growing up in Texas, Stanford began collecting golf accolades early, winning the Fort Worth Girls Championship four times, the 1996 Texas State 4A High School Championship and the 1996 PING Texas State Junior Championship. While at Texas Christian University, Stanford won nine collegiate tournaments, was a four-time All-American and a four-time All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) selection. She was named 1997 WAC Freshman of the Year and 1999 WAC Player of the Year. Stanford was a member of the 2000 U.S. Curtis Cup Team, a semifinalist at the British Amateur Championship and winner of the 2000 WAC Championship.