Mateo cards a 74 in First Round at Regionals
STANFORD, Calif. – BYU’s Allysha Mae Mateo is tied for 44th at the NCAA Stanford Regional following a first round score of 3-over 74 at the par-71 Stanford Golf Course on Monday.
“It was an off and on day for Allysha Mae,” said BYU head coach Carrie Roberts. “Allysha Mae made six birdies, so she showed signs that she can be successful here.”
Mateo started strong, shooting 2-under 33 on the front as she overcame two bogies by firing birdies on holes four, five, seven and eight. However, three bogies and two double bogies on the back-nine proved costly as Mateo finished the round 3-over.
Despite struggling on the back, Mateo sits among the middle of the pack in the challenging field of 93 individual competitors. While Mateo trails Fresno State’s Brigitte Thibault by four shots and Cal State Fullerton’s Brittany Shin by two, she leads UVU’s Victoria Estrada by three shots and Long Beach State’s Holland Shourds by seven.
Mateo finished the opening round at Stanford tied with or ahead of all five golfers from WCC-foe Pepperdine.
Sadie Englemann of Stanford, Maja Stark of Oklahoma State and Irene Kim of Northwestern ended round one tied atop the individual standings following scores of 4-under 67.
Stanford leads the field of 18 teams with a first round score of 12-under 272.
Mateo will tee-off in round two at the Stanford Regional on Tuesday at 8:50 a.m. PDT. Follow Mateo in the second round with live scoring updates from Golfstat.
Stanford Regional Individual Competitor Standings
|Brigitte Thibault||Fresno State||T12||70||-1|
|Brittany Shin||Cal State Fullerton||T26||72||+1|
|Allysha Mae Mateo||BYU||T44||74||+3|
|Holland Shourds||Long Beach State||88||81||+10|
Mateo set to tee it up at NCAA Stanford Regional
STANFORD, Calif. – Allysha Mae Mateo will represent BYU women’s golf in the individual competition at the NCAA Stanford Regional at Stanford Golf Course on May 10-12.
Mateo is one of six individuals selected to compete at the Stanford Regional. The other individual competitors are Samantha Fuller of UNLV, Brigitte Thibault of Fresno State, Brittany Shin of Cal State Fullerton, Holland Shourds of Long Beach State and Victoria Estrada of UVU.
A total of 24 golfers were selected from teams not receiving bids to compete as individuals at the four regional sites. Each site includes a field of 18 teams and six individuals. The top-3 individuals from non-advancing teams will move-on to the NCAA Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 21-26.
At the Stanford Regional, Mateo will face golfers from some of the nation’s best. No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 6 Oklahoma State and No. 10 USC are the regional’s top-3 seeds. WCC-rival Pepperdine will compete at Stanford as the 13-seed.
Mateo’s selection to the NCAA Regionals is only the latest successful mark of her 2020-21 season. After posting top-15 finishes in nine of ten tournaments, including five in the top-5 and four in the top-3, Mateo was named WCC Women’s Golf Player of the Year on April 26.
“Allysha Mae is special in that she mentally and physically puts in the work,” said BYU head coach Carrie Roberts. “She is so special in competition due to her ability to think through situations, stay in the moment and make sure she is giving everything she has to every shot.”
The junior from Honolulu, Hawaii, is currently listed at No. 110 in the Golfstat top-250 player rankings, making her the highest ranked individual out of the WCC.
Mateo will be BYU’s first individual competitor at NCAA Regionals since Rose Huang in 2019. Huang took 35th at the Cle Elum Regional in Washington with a 54-hole score of 77-75-68—221.
Mateo will tee-off at Stanford at 8 a.m. PDT on Monday, May 10. Follow the regional with live scoring updates via Golfstat.
Stanford Regional Individuals
|Brigitte Thibault||Fresno State|
|Allysha Mae Mateo||BYU|
|Brittany Shin||Cal State Fullerton|
|Holland Shourds||Long Beach State|
Stanford Regional Teams
|12||San Diego State|
|14||San Jose State|
|15||New Mexico State|