November 28, 1977 – Present
Even from her earliest days playing golf, Angela Stanford wanted perfection and victory. A native of Fort Worth, Stanford informed her father when she was only ten years old that she would one day play golf for Texas Christian University (TCU). And she did!
As a student at Boswell High School she won the Fort Worth Girls Championship four times (1993-96), the 1996 Texas 4A High School Championship and the 1996 PING Texas State Junior Championship. She fulfilled her promise to her dad by winning a golf scholarship to TCU.
At TCU, Stanford worked with her coach, Angie Ravaioli-Larkin, to bring the women’s golf program back to national prominence. As a Horned Frog, she won nine collegiate tournaments, became a four-time All-American and an All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) selection, and also won the 2000 WAC Championship. Those honors secured for her a position on the 2000 U.S. Curtis Cup team, joining the ranks of former players Polly Riley (1948-58) and Aniela Goldthwaite (1934 & 1936) as Fort Worthians on the team.
Stanford credits much of her success at TCU not only to the athletic program and its facilities, but to her well-rounded campus life. She insists that her family and friends always supported her and lifted her spirits, despite her performance. Stanford has also consistently used her success to support her hometown community. The Angela Stanford Charity Golf Tournament regularly raises money to support local charities around Fort Worth, especially those dealing with at risk youth and individuals with mental disabilities. In 2010 she formed The Angela Stanford Foundation to help local charities and organizations.
After graduating from TCU in 2000, Stanford turned professional and won on the Duramed Futures Tour. She won the 2003 ShopRite LPGA Classic for her first tour victory. To date, she has won four LPGA tour events, and has played on three (2003, 2007, & 2009) U.S. Solheim Cup teams.