BYU golf sweeps conference titles

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BYU men’s and women’s golf programs clinched West Coast Conference championships at the Riverside County Club in Provo on Saturday.

The No. 27 women’s team finished the tournament +13 to beat No. 36 San Francisco by 11 strokes.

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The BYU women’s team with the WCC trophy. They won the title by 11 strokes on Saturday. (Kyle Terada/WCC)

“We just battled,” said BYU head coach Carrie Roberts. “The girls are solid. They keep getting better and tougher. This win shows how hard the girls work and speaks a lot about the kind of people they are. They deserve it. They deserve the credit and recognition.”

Alexandra White took first place individually with a score of +1. Kendra Dalton and Rose Huang finished tied for second, just one stroke behind White.

Also on the day, the No. 47 men’s team finished -24 to edge out No. 22 Pepperdine by seven strokes.

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The BYU men’s golf team won the WCC championship by seven strokes on Saturday. (Kyle Terada/WCC)

“I’m proud of our guys. One or two guys really seem to step up on any given day,” said BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank. “That is what we have seen all year, and that’s what Peter (Kuest) and CJ (Lee) did today. They carried the team.”

Kuest finished the tournament -11, which was tied with Santa Clara’s Hayden Shieh. Kuest defeated Shieh in a playoff to take home individual tournament honors.

By winning their conference championships, both teams earned automatic bids to the NCAA Division Regionals in May.

The men’s team will begin play on May 15 while the women’s team will begin on May 4.

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