Angela Stanford finished in a tie for third at today’s HSBC Women’s Champions event in Singapore, but moved back atop the LPGA Tour season earnings list in the process.
Stanford, a Saginaw resident and former TCU golfer, closed with a 73 at Tanah Merah Country Club’s Garden Course to finish at 8-under par for the event, three strokes behind winner Jiyai Shin, an LPGA rookie. Shin fired a closing 66 for the three-stroke victory.
Stanford, 31, earned $106,010 by finishing in a tie for third and boosted her season earnings total to a tour-best $322,571.
For Stanford, it marked the ninth consecutive event in which she posted a top 10 finish. Included are three victories, including one in the SBS Open at Turtle Bay, the season-opening event on the 2009 LPGA Tour.
In all nine events, Stanford has finished in a tie for seventh or higher. The breakdown:
2008 Tournament Finish
Bell Micro LPGA Classic Win
Samsung World Championship T3
Longs Drugs Challenge 2nd
Kapalua LPGA Classic T4
Lorena Ochoa Invitational by Banamex and Corona Light Win
ADT Championship 6th
SBS Open at Turtle Bay Win
Honda LPGA Thailand T7
HSBC Women’s Champions T3
_ Jimmy Burch