Born: November 28, 1977 in Fort Worth, TX
Residence: Saginaw, Texas
Official Website: http://www.angelastanford.us/
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 Jr. 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 semi-finalist at the British Amateur Championship and winner of the 2000 WAC Championship.
In 2000, Stanford turned professional and won the Futures Tour Championship on the Futures Tour. She tied for fourth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2001 LPGA season. In 2001, her best finish was a tie for 15th at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic. In 2002, Angela’s best finish was a tie for second place at the First Union Betsy King Classic.
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 Hiliary Lunke. Also was a member of the 2003 U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
In 2004, Stanford recorded two top 10s: McDonalds LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola, where she tied for fourth; and the Kellogg-Keebler Classic, where she tied for fifth. At the Michelob ULTRA at Kingsmill later in the year she crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings.
Stanford recorded a season- best tie for third at the BMO Financial Group Canadians Women’s Open in 2005. Later that year, she went to tie for 10th at the U.S. Women’s Open.
In 2006, Stanford’s best finish was a second place finish at the CN Canadian’s Women’s Open, where she carded a career- low 64 during the first round. Later that year, she tied for second at the Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Stanford was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team; posted a 2-0-1 record in her second appearance on the U.S. Team in 2007. additionally she posted 12 top- 10 finishes in 24 starts, including a season- best tie for third at the MasterCard Classic Honouring Alejo Peralta presented by Televisa Deportes, where she crossed the $ 2 Million mark in career earnings. She went on to tie for 10th at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Additionally, she also finished tied for third at the SemGroup Championship presented by John Q. Hammons and posted a tie for sixth at the Evian Masters. Stanford carded a season-low 65 during the third round of the Navistar LPGA Classic, where she tied for seventh.
In 2008, she recorded her second and third LPGA victories at the Bell Micro LPGA Classic and inaugural Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and Corona Light. Stanford carded a career- low 62 in the first round of the Safeway International presented by Coca-Cola where she finished tied for fourth. Additionally, she crossed the $ 3 Million mark in career earnings at the SemGroup Championship presented by John Q. Hammons, where she finished tied for third.