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Arkansas State University

Sage Meadows Country Club

Jonesboro AR 72401

Kenny Cox | Posted: 1 Mar 2021 | Updated: 1 Mar 2021

Mateo in third after day one at Lady Red Wolves Classic

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Mateo Mid-Swing 2019-20

JONESBORO, Ark. – BYU women's golfer Allysha Mae Mateo is in third place after carding rounds of 68 (-4) and 73 (+1) on the first day of the Lady Red Wolves Classic on Monday. 

BYU is currently in 12th place after a combined 36 holes at 608 (+32). South Alabama leads the field at the Sage Meadows Country Club with a 576 (E), followed by Troy 586 (+11), Central Arkansas 588 (+12) and host Arkansas State 588 (+12). 

"It was a rough day for us as a team," BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. "It was nice to see Allysha play well and she will have a chance with a good day tomorrow."

Mateo is just four strokes off the leader, South Alabama's Julie Hovland. The Hawaii product eagled the first hole and birdied two more holes in her first round of the day to notch a 68 (-4), tying for the best round of the day. Mateo eagled her first hole of the second round and picked up three more birdies but suffered from a few bogeys that set her back to a 73 (+1). 

Naomi Soifua shot a pair of 75s (+3) and is tied for 31st heading into tomorrow's final round. Cynthia Tu recorded a 75 (+3) and 84 (+12) to tie for 71st while Annick Haczkiewicz posted an 80 (+8) in both rounds for 73rd on the day. Alina Vannarath carded an 80 (+8) and 82 (+10) to tie for 79th on day one.

BYU returns to the course tomorrow for a final round of 18 holes at the Sage Meadows Country Club. Follow live scoring on Golfstat.com.

Day One Individual Standings

Player Round 1 Round 2 To Par Position
Allysha Mae Mateo 68 73 -3 3
Naomi Soifua 75 75 +6 T31
Cynthia Tu 75 84 +15 T71
Annick Haczkiewicz 80 80 +16 T73
Alina Vannarath 80 82 +18 T79

Day One Team Standings (Top 4)

Team Round 1 Round 2 To Par Position
South Alabama 287 289 E 1
Troy 288 299 +11 2
Central Arkansas 288 300 +12 T3
Arkansas State 288 300 +12 T3
BYU 298 310 +32 12
 

 
Kenny Cox | Posted: 1 Mar 2021 | Updated: 1 Mar 2021

Cougars look to tee off at first event

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Golf Ball

PROVO, Utah – The BYU women's golf team will play in its first event of the fall Oct. 12-13 at the Lady Red Wolves Classic in Jonesboro, Arkansas. 

The two-day event will be hosted by Arkansas State at the Sage Meadows Country Club and feature the Red Wolves along with Central Arkansas, Chattanooga, Houston Baptist, Little Rock, Missouri State, Middle Tennessee, Stephen F. Austin, Southern Illinois, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Troy, UAB and Western Kentucky. Teams will play 36 holes Monday on the par 72 course, followed by 18 on Tuesday. Live scoring is available on Golfstat.com

"We are super excited to finally get to play," BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. "It has been a long time and we are ready to go compete."

Last season, despite a shortened campaign due to Covid-19, the Cougars placed in the top-5 in six of the eight tournaments they did participate in. BYU also boasted an 884.9 54-hole stroke average on the season, the third lowest in school history. Six golfers return for the 2020-21 season. 

Allysha Mae Mateo, who won the Utah Women's Stroke Play Championship over the summer, secured the first tournament win of her college career at Coeur d’Alene during the 2019-20 season, carding a career-best 212 (-1). Mateo tallied five top-15 finishes on the year and boasted a 72.8 stroke average, the second lowest in program history.

Annick Haczkiewicz tallied four top-15 results last season, her best coming at the Wahine Invitational where she tied for sixth place with a career-low 214 (-2). The Las Vegas native recorded a 73.7 stroke average on the year, the eighth lowest in school history.

Naomi Soifua also had four top-15 finishes during the 2019-20 campaign. Her best result came at the Wahine Invitational, where, like Haczkiewicz, she tied for sixth place with a career-low 214 (-2). Soifua also shot a school-record tying 64 (-8) in the third round of the Cougars’ first event last season, the WSU Cougar Cup.

Kerstin Fotu’s best result of the year came at Coeur d’Alene where she tied for 15th with a 221 (+8). Cynthia Tu competed in five tournaments as an individual and one as a starter. Her lone start came at the Entrada Classic where she tied for 25th place. Alina Vannarath competed in one event as an individual, the Hobble Creek Fall Classic, where she tied for 71st.

Follow live scoring for the Lady Red Wolves Classic Monday and Tuesday at Golfstat.com.