LONG BEACH, Calif. — Behind top-20 finishes from Naomi Soifua, Kendra Dalton and Rose Huang, No. 45 BYU women’s golf placed second on Tuesday at The Gold Rush. With the runner-up finish, BYU women’s golf records its best finish of the 2017-18 season.
"I am encouraged by our play in the last two rounds," BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. "We shot ourselves out of it in the first round, but I loved the way we battled back."
After firing the lowest team score (+5) in the second round, the Cougars shot +7 in the final round to claim second place at +24. Georgia recorded the victory, shooting +19 as a team through 54 holes. WCC foes Santa Clara and Gonzaga finished in ninth place and 13th place, respectively.
Soifua led the Cougars in round three, carding a team-low 72. The freshman tied for seventh place at The Gold Rush to record her best finish as a Cougar. She finished the event at +6.
Dalton and Huang tied for 12th place, both shooting +8 in the 54-hole event. Dalton fired a final-round 73, while Huang carded a 74.
Anna Kennedy and Annie Yang both shot +12 in three rounds of play. Kennedy shot a 76 on Tuesday, while Yang fired an 80. The pair tied for 30th place.
The Cougars will continue their spring season on Feb. 26-27 at The Rebel Beach hosted by UNLV.
The Gold Rush - Feb. 12-13, 2018
El Dorado Golf Course
|Place||Player||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Total||To-Par|
|Place||Team||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Total||To-Par|
|2||No. 45 BYU||300||293||295||888||+24|
|4||Long Beach State||290||309||294||893||+29|