RIVERDALE — Riverdale native and North Clayton High alum Mariah Stackhouse recorded the best finish of her young LGPA Tour career this past weekend at the Thornberry Creek LGPA Classic in Oneida, Wisc.
Stackhouse finished in a three-way tie for 8th after shooting a 16-under, 272 throughout the tournament. After shooting a 3-under 69 in the opening round, Stackhouse fired consecutive rounds of 4-under 68. She followed with her best round of the tournament — a 5-under 67 — in the final round to net the first top-10 finish of her career.
According to LGPA.com, Stackhouse earned $44,705 in prize money. Australia’s Katherine Kirk won the event, finishing with a score of 22-under.
Stackhouse’s previous best LGPA finish was at the 2016 Cambia Portland Classic where she finished tied for 47th. She has competed in six LGPA events in her career, most recently at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G earlier this year where she finished tied for 55th.
Stackhouse currently has Priority List Category 17 status for the 2017 LGPA season. She helped Stanford win the 2015 NCAA Championship and finished her college career as the No. 19 ranked player in the world at the collegiate level. While at Stanford, Stackhouse tied Tiger Woods’ course record with a 61 in her freshman year, which was also the best score in the history of NCAA women’s golf.