Stanford in August 2009
|Full name||Angela Gwen Stanford|
November 28, 1977|
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Residence||Saginaw, Texas, U.S.|
Texas Christian University |
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2001)|
|Former tour(s)||Futures Tour (joined 2000)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T3: 2011|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T4: 2004|
|U.S. Women's Open||T2: 2003|
|Women's British Open||T5: 2014|
|Evian Championship||Won: 2018|
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. 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. 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.
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)
LPGA Tour (6)
|Major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (5)|
|To par||Margin of
|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
|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
|6||16 Sep 2018||The Evian Championship||72-64-68-68=272||−12||1 stroke|| Austin Ernst, Kim Sei-young
Mo Martin, Amy Olson
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–4)
|1||2003||U.S. Women's Open|| Hilary Lunke
|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
|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
|Ahn won with birdie on first extra hole|
Futures Tour (1)
- 2000 (1) Summit Consulting SBC FUTURES Tour Championship
|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 not in chronological order before 2018.
|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|
|U.S. Women's Open||T19||4||T54||T4||T30||T26||T11||T33||T10|
|Women's PGA Championship||T25||T30||CUT||T28||T30||T41||CUT||CUT||T63|
|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.
|U.S. Women's Open||0||1||0||3||5||8||19||14|
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||2||2||5||18||14|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||1||1||7||17||11|
|The Evian Championship||1||0||0||1||3||4||6||4|
- 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 summary
- official through 2017 season
*Includes matchplay and other tournaments with no cut
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
- Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 2003, 2007 (winners), 2009 (winners), 2011, 2013, 2015 (winners)
- Lexus Cup (representing International team): 2006, 2008 (winners)
Solheim Cup record
|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
|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
|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
|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|
- Texas Births, 1926-1995
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