Cougars beat Pepperdine and Baylor at SDSU March Mayhem


SAN DIEGO — BYU women’s golf beat Pepperdine in a tiebreaker in the final round of the round-robin match-play bracket at the SDSU March Mayhem tournament on Wednesday.

“There are a lot of positives to take away from this event,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “It was a really great effort today. The girls showed a lot of resiliency and toughness throughout their matches.”

The Cougars competed against West Coast Conference foe Pepperdine on Wednesday, winning a tiebreaker with a 6-3 margin of victory. Kendra Dalton won her match against Tatiana Wijaya 5&4 and Rose Huang won the last two holes against Momoka Kobori to win her match 1 up. 

Pepperdine’s Hira Naveed topped freshman Naomi Soifua and Annie Yang lost to Patricia Wong 2&1. Anna Kennedy won four of her last five holes on Wednesday to halve her match today, finishing all-square against Hannah Haythorne. 

Dalton finished the week winning all of her matches. In addition to her win on Wednesday, she defeated Emily Wang of Stanford on Monday 1 up, and won against Baylor’s Laila Hrindova 4&3 on Tuesday. Huang also won all three of her head-to-head match ups, beating Stanford’s Shannon Aubert 2 up and Fiona Liddell of Baylor 1 up.

As a team, BYU lost to Stanford on Monday 3-2, but bounced back with a 3-2 team victory against Baylor on Tuesday. USC claimed the overall match-play tournament victory, beating Texas 5-0 in Wednesday’s final round.

The Cougars will travel to Texas to compete in the North Texas Invitational April 2-3.

BYU def. Pepperdine in tiebreaker - March 28, 2018 

 BYU Pepperdine
5&4*Kendra DaltonTatiana Wijaya
1 UP* Rose HuangMomoka Kobori
1 UPNaomi SoifuaHira Naveed
AS*Anna KennedyHannah Haythorne
2&1Annie YangPatricia Wong


BYU def. Baylor 3-2 - March 27, 2018

 BYU Baylor
4&3*Kendra DaltonLaila Hrindova
1 UP*Rose HuangFiona Liddell
3&1Naomi SoifuaDiane Baillieux
1 UPAnna KennedyAmy Lee
2&1*Annie YangMaria Vesga


Stanford def. BYU 3-2 - March 26, 2018 

 BYU Stanford
1 UP*Kendra DaltonEmily Wang
3&2Naomi SoifuaKelsey Zeng
2 UP*Rose HuangShannon Aubert
2&1Anna KennedyMika Liu
5&4Annie YangAndrea Lee