Kendra Dalton leads BYU women’s golf to first victory of the season

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The BYU women's golf team after its victory. (BYU Photo)
The BYU women’s golf team after its victory. (BYU Photo)

The BYU Women’s golf team brought home the first victory of the season at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational on Tuesday.

The Cougars shot +6, +8 and +4 respectively in the three rounds of the invitational, finishing with a +18 and the win.

Kendra Dalton led with a first place score of -4.  Alexandra White received third place by shooting a -3 and Rose Huang (+11)  also finished in the top 20. BYU head coach Carrie Roberts was very satisfied with her team’s performance.

“We’re excited to win and it was nice to have the best round of the tournament,” Roberts said. “It always helps to have a player go under par. It’s nice to minus numbers rather than add numbers. The course was a good challenge and we figured it out a little bit better than everyone else. Today was tough, but our course management helped us this week and gave us an advantage.”

West Coast Conference competitors Gonzaga and Santa Clara ended in a tie for sixth place. BYU is looking forward to taking them on at their next tournament October 1 at the Gonzaga Matchplay in Spokane, Washington.

“We’re now going to work on some things to get better like wedging and putting,” Roberts said. “Everyone has something to work on and as a team we’re going to work on scoring as a team and as a whole.”

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