Cougars Finish First Tournament of the Season

Day 1 Recap

WORLEY, Idaho - After two great rounds of golf, the women’s team struggled against the elements and finished in eighth place at the Circling Raven Collegiate on Tuesday.

“We played a solid first two rounds,” said Coach Carrie Roberts. “It was windy and hot on day two, and that wore on us.”

The first two rounds were great for the Cougars with a second-place standing after the first round and fourth place after the second. However, in the third round, BYU struggled in the short game and couldn't make up the deficit.

Despite the struggle of the last round, there were several bright spots for the Cougars. Maggie Yuan finished 10th overall and Annika Afoa shot a final-round 75, moving her up to 13th overall.

“Maggie played a solid first two rounds and that was a great finish for Annika,” Roberts said.

Yuan posted her eighth career top-10 finish while Afoa increased her number of top-20 finishes to five.

The tournament was a good indicator of the talent level the Cougars have and of the potential they can reach this season.

“It was a rough start,” Roberts said. "We were a little rusty and it showed a bit but I know that once we get some more confidence, we’ll be fine.”

The Cougars' next tournament is Oct. 3 in Sammamish, Wash.


 1. Washington State U. 913

2. San Francisco, U. of 922

    Portland State Univ. 922

4. Samford Univ. 923

5. CSU- Northridge 929

6. Gonzaga University 930

7. Seattle University 933

8. Brigham Young University 934

9. Xavier University 936

10. CSU Fullerton 938

11. Montana, Univ. of 941

12. Northern Arizona 945

13. Sacramento State 946

       Southern Utah Univ. 946

15. Hawaii, Univ. of 950

16. British Columbia U. 952

17. UC-Riverside 953

       Boise State Univ. 953

19. Weber State Univ. 965

20. Montana State Univ. 968

21. Eastern Washington Univ. 969

22. Utah Valley Univ. 975 



Maggie Yuan

75-72-82 229


Annika Afoa

78-77-75 230


Amanda Keith

77-81-80 238


Maria Yacaman

80-79-81 240


Ashley Malaska

77-83-85 245