BYU women’s golf takes first again for third time this year

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Carrie Roberts
Rose Huang tees off at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Hawaii. Huang is a freshman at BYU. (Carrie Roberts)

The BYU women’s golf team took first at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational for their third tournament win of the season which hasn’t been done by the women’s team since the 2007-2008 season.

The last time the BYU women’s golf team took first place in a tournament was four years ago during the 2010-2011 season. During the 2007-2008 season, the team took first place in three tournaments in a row but those were towards the end of the season.

The Cougars have already won three tournaments and they still have the rest of the 2015-2016 season. They don’t show signs of slowing down and they have all the momentum needed going into the second half of the season.

Freshman Rose Huang is playing like a senior right now after taking first in the tournament with a score of five-under par. She has been in the top five three times so far this season.

The Cougars took over the tournament finishing with two players in the top five, three in the top ten and five in the top 20. Junior Brooklyn Hocker took third place with a score of three-under par. Sophomore Kendra Dalton finished tied for eighth and punched in a score of four-over par. Junior Lauren Atkinson played as an independent and tied for 20th with a score of nine-over par.

The Cougars had a comfortable lead throughout the entire tournament. They finished the second round of golf in first with an eight stroke lead. The entire team won the tournament with a score of one-under par. The rest of teams at the tournament finished over par. Hawaii was next in line for second at 22-over par.

The BYU women’s golf team found more luck at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational but they’ll have to keep that luck safe as they take a break from the 2015-2016 season. They will continue their tournament play on Feb. 22 at The Gold Rush tournament in Seal Beach, California.

PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2Round 3Total
1Rose Huang726970-5
3Brooklyn Hocker687372-3
T8Kendra Dalton787765+4
19Alex White777275+8
T26Lea Garner797572+10

Independents

PlacePlayerRound 1Round 2Round 3Total
T20Lauren Atkinson (I)747873+9
T38Carly Oldroyd (I)767976+15
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