Height: 5 ft 6 in
Born: November 28, 1977
Turned Pro: 2000
Born in Ft. Worth, Texas, the same town where a young Byron Nelson began developing his game, Angela Stanford rose steadily through the junior, amateur and collegiate ranks before becoming a household name on the LPGA tour.
As a high school senior, Stanford won the Texas State 4A High School Championship and the 1996 Ping Texas Junior Championship. Stanford went on to star collegiately at Texas Christen University in hometown Forth Worth. There, she led the lady Horned Frogs golf team where she was a four-time All-American, winning nine college tournaments.
Stanford turned pro, finishing in 4th place at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament which provided her with exempt status for the 2001 LPGATour.
Angela made 12 cuts her rookie season and finished 98th on the money list. Her sophomore campaign produced two top 10 finishes, including a runner up performance as she rose to 45th on the money list.
Stanford won for the first time in 2003, her third season on tour. She won the ShopRite LPGA Classic by three strokes and took home a winner’s check for $195,000.
Stanford continued to play steady golf and finished in the top 20 in money every year between 2007 and 2014. This streak included four more wins and her entrance into the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings. During this span, Stanford also earned her way onto the U.S. team for all fourSolheim Cups – 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.
She also became a fixture on the leaderboard at women’s Major championships. She has been in the hunt three times for the Women’s U.S. Open, finishing tied for second in 2003 and in fourth place in 2011 and 2013.
Stanford’s remaining career goals are to make more Solheim Cup teams, winning a Major championship and representing her country when golf returns to the Olympic Games.