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BYU wins second-straight WCC golf title, White medals

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West Coast Conference Women's Video Recap

PROVO, Utah — Alexandra White's first place finish at the 2017 West Coast Conference Golf Championships guided No. 27 BYU women's golf to its second-straight WCC title at Riverside Country Club golf course on Saturday.

"We just battled," BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. "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.

The Cougars, who put an end to No. 36 Pepperdine's 14-year win streak last season, pulled ahead of the Waves in the third round to win the WCC title by 11 strokes. The Cougars fired a total team score of 293 (+5) on Saturday.

White fired a final-round 70 to claim medalist honors. The senior's first-place victory makes for the second of her Cougar career. White won the 2015 BYU at Entrada Classic, shooting 8-under-par. At the 2017 WCC Championships, White finished the tournament at +1 through 54 holes.

"Alex has played steady for us the entire year," Roberts said. "She has been clutch. She is so confident. I loved everything about her round today."

Kendra Dalton and Rose Huang tied for second place. The duo both had chances to force a playoff for first place on the 18th green. Dalton carded a third-round 73 and Huang fired a 74. With the T2 finish, Dalton totals three second-place finishes in the 2016-17 season, and Huang now has two on the season.

Brooklyn Hocker also finished in the top 10. Hocker carded 75-73-76 through 54 holes. Hocker finished the tournament alone in eighth place. The senior shot +8 for the event. Lauren Atkinson recorded her second top-20 finish of the year. The senior tied for 16th place at +20.

BYU women's golf awaits a regional bid to the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Regional.

2017 West Coast Conference Golf Championships - April 20-22, 2017  

Riverside Country Club Golf Course

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 Alexandra White 73 74 70 217 +1
T2 Kendra Dalton 75 70 73 218 +2
T2 Rose Huang 73 71 74 218 +2
8 Brooklyn Hocker 75 73 76 224 +8
T16 Lauren Atkinson 76 81 79 236 +20

 

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 No. 27 BYU 296 288 293 877 +13
2 No. 36 Pepperdine 291 296 301 888 +24
3 San Francisco 307 308 299 914 +50
4 Santa Clara 309 311 299 919 +55
5 Gonzaga 308 311 309 928 +64