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No. 31 BYU places second, Huang and Atkinson tie for fourth

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Day One

SEAL BEACH, Calif. — BYU women's golf recorded a second-place finish as a team at The Gold Rush behind top-10 finishes from Rose Huang, Alexandra White and Kendra Dalton.

"Today was good, but we needed great," BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. "The wind came up today and we just didn't capitalize on our birdie chances. Our girls that finished in the top 10 were solid, and it was really good to see them finish so well."

The Cougars fired an overall team score of 880 (+16) through 54 holes of play. BYU shot the fourth best team score of the third round shooting 7-over-par. The Cougar women birdied 10 holes as a team in round three.

Huang finished the tournament at 1-over. The sophomore tied for fourth place at The Gold Rush for her first top-5 finish of the spring and third of the 2016-17 season. 

White and Dalton also both placed in the top-10 for the Cougars, with White placing sixth and Dalton finishing 10th. White recorded her fourth top-10 finish of the season, while Dalton garnered her third top-10 finish.

White shot even par in round three at finished the tournament at 2-over. Dalton carded a 73 in the third round to shoot 4-over-par over three rounds of play.

Brooklyn Hocker and Aiko Leong tied for 50th and 58th place, respectively. 

Lauren Atkinson, who competed in the event individually, also tied for fourth place at 1-over. She carded a third-round score of 70 (-2) to move into fourth place. Atkinson's fourth place finish was a personal best.

"It was good to see Lauren (Atkinson) play so well," Roberts said. "It should be a nice confidence booster for the rest of the semester."

Also participating as an individual, Anna Kennedy placed 58th. Kennedy shot 19-over through 54 holes.

The Cougars will continue spring play March 6-7 at the Meadow Club Women's Intercollegiate.

The Gold Rush - Feb. 27-28, 2017  

Old Ranch Country Club

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
T4 Rose Huang 73 71 73 217 +1
6 Alexandra White 73 73 72 218 +2
10 Kendra Dalton 72 75 73 220 +4
T50 Brooklyn Hocker 83 73 77 233 +17
T58 Aiko Leong 75 79 81 235 +19
T4 Lauren Atkinson* 74 73 70 217 +1
T58 Anna Kennedy* 80 76 79 235 +19

*Competed as individuals

Place Team Round 1 Round 2  Round 3 Total To-Par
1 San Jose State 289 287 293 869 +5
2 BYU 293 292 295 880 +16
3 Idaho 297 300 286 883 +19
4 Long Beach State 296 298 294 888 +24
5 Gonzaga 300 291 301 892 +28
6 Mississippi 298 301 304 903 +39
7 UC Irvine 302 305 300 907 +43
8 Colorado State 305 299 308 912 +48
9 Fresno State 305 308 302 915 +51
10 Nevada 306 307 303 916 +52
11 Santa Clara 304 308 305 917 +53
12 Boise State 309 312 312 933 +69
13  UC Riverside 311 315 313 939 +75
14 Montana 313 313 324 950 +86