Women’s golf finishes fifth at Cougar Cup

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With sophomore Lea Garner leading the way, the BYU women’s golf team placed fifth in the Cougar Cup earlier this week in Pullman, Wash.

The Cougars placed third after the second round, ending day one of the tournament, but dropped two places to finish the tournament with a combined total of 922 strokes in Pullman, Wash.

“I thought there were a lot of positives,” coach Carrie Roberts said. “We had our best team score of the year and it’s something we can build on and try to continue to improve upon.”

Lea Garner hits a shot during the Hobble Creek Tournament. Photo by Sarah Hill
Lea Garner hits a shot during the Hobble Creek Tournament. Photo by Sarah Hill

The tournament host, Washington State, finished first at 22-over-par. West Coast Conference rival Gonzaga was Washington’s closest competition at 34-over followed by Idaho at 50-over.

The tournament was held Sept. 23 and 24 on Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash. and sophomore Lea Garner tied for second place with a 3-over-par 219. She holed a total of nine birdies in the tournament, including one on the 18th hole in final round.

“Lea played consistent like always,” Roberts said. “She was hitting good shots and played great.”

Senior Selu Fotu tied for 18th at 16-over-par, Annika A. Kahaialii tied for 23rd at 19-over-par, freshmen Annie Yang tied for 26th at 20-over-par and Carly Oldroyd tied for 65th at 38-over-par. Brooklyn Anderson competed individually scoring 43-over-par.

Bad weather characterized both days of the tournament.

“The weather was bad and there was lot of rain, but they hit well on the back nine and overcame the rough start,” Roberts said.

Next up for the Cougars is Price’s Give Em’ Five in Las Cruces, N.M. Oct. 7-9.

 

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