BYU defeats UC Irvine on final day of Lamkin Invitational
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. — The BYU women’s golf team defeated UC Irvine 3.5-1.5 on Tuesday to claim seventh place at the match-play Lamkin Invitational.
“It was nice to get a win,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “The girls had a much better performance today. Annick (Haczkiewicz) and Allysha (Mae Mateo) dominated which was great to see. Anna (Kennedy) had a solid halve against their number one player and Naomi (Soifua) finished it off in style by making a birdie on 17 to close out the match.”
Haczkiewicz recorded the largest margin of victory of the match with a 7&5 win in her head-to-head matchup with Megan Yang of UC Irvine. Mateo followed, defeating Angela Bagasbas 6&5 in her individual matchup.
Soifua also picked up a win, tallying four birdies en route to a 2&1 victory over Maddie Riggs. Kennedy finished all-square with UC Irvine’s Cameron Lee to give the Cougars another half-point.
As a team, BYU posted nine birdies during Tuesday’s seventh-place match win against UC Irvine. Tournament-host San Diego State took first place at the two-day event after defeating San Jose State on Tuesday 3-2 in the championship match.
The Cougars are back in action next week as they compete at the Rebel Beach Intercollegiate in Las Vegas, Feb. 17-18. Live stats and the leaderboard will be available on Golfstat.com.
Seventh-Place Match: BYU def. UC Irvine 3.5-1.5
|6&5||Allysha Mae Mateo||Angela Bagasbas|
|2&1||Naomi Soifua||Maddie Riggs|
|Kerstin Fotu||Sienna Lyford||3&2|
|AS||Anna Kennedy||Cameron Lee||AS|
|7&5||Annick Haczkiewicz||Megan Yang|
Cougars Start Spring Season in California
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. — The BYU women’s golf team begins its spring season next week at the Lamkin Invitational at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California, Feb. 10-11.
“We are excited to get going,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “We start with match play which will be a great way to warm up our competitive juices.”
The match-play tournament will be hosted by San Diego State, with the eight-team field competing in two 18-hole rounds on Monday and one on Tuesday. The Cougars, listed as the fourth seed at the tournament, will first play against fifth-seed Washington State on Monday morning.
BYU returns to competition after having placed in the top-two in three of its four fall tournaments, including a first-place finish at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite. The Cougars look to continue its momentum at the Lamkin Invitational, a tournament formerly named the SDSU March Mayhem that BYU last competed in during the 2017-18 campaign.
Junior Naomi Soifua (182), and sophomores Allysha Mae Mateo (216) and Annick Haczkiewicz (237) enter the spring season ranked among Golfstat’s Top 250 NCAA women’s golfers after each recorded multiple top-10 finishes in the fall. Mateo posted the team’s lone individual fall tournament victory, taking first at the Coeur d’Alene Collegiate.
Senior Anna Kennedy and freshman Kerstin Fotu also look to contribute to a strong start to the Cougars’ spring campaign after both enjoyed successful fall seasons.
Live stats and results for the Lamkin Invitational will be available on BirdieFire.com.