No. 41 Women finish in sixth after round one of Austin Regional



AUSTIN, Texas – No. 41 BYU women’s golf ties for sixth place after the first round of the 2018 NCAA Austin Regionals Monday afternoon at the University of Texas Golf Club.

“We had a strong start and let some holes go towards the end,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “If we clean up a little bit, we will be in good shape. We did what we needed to do today, but we need to do better tomorrow.”

The Cougars fired a team score of 291 (+3) to tie with No. 14 Florida. BYU sits three strokes behind No. 35 Baylor and Virginia Tech while being one stroke ahead of No. 19 Auburn. In the lead, No. 8 Texas holds all team at (-7).

In the first round, Kendra Dalton and Rose Huang both carded a 71 (-1) tying for 15th, only four strokes behind the leader. Dalton, birdied holes four and five, while Huang birdied on the par-5 fifth hole and the par-3 12th hole.

Naomi Soifua finished tied for 42nd, carding a 74 (+2) on day one. Like her teammates, Soifua birdied the par-5 fifth hole and the par-3 12th hole.

Annie Yang finished one stroke behind Soifua carding a 75 (+3) tying for 47th. Yang birdied on three holes in the first round, 1, 5 and 12.

Anna Kennedy rounded out the scoring for the Cougars, a stroke behind Yang. She finished the day tied for 55th carding a 76 (+4). 

The BYU women’s golf team will continue in the second round of play Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. CDT in the 2018 NCAA Austin Regional. Live scoring can be found on the BYU women’s schedule page.

2018 NCAA Austin Regional - May 7, 2018  

The University of Texas Golf Club

PlacePlayerRound 1TotalTo-Par
T15Kendra Dalton7171-1
T15Rose Huang7171-1
T42Naomi Soifua7474+2
T49Annie Yang7575+3
T55Anna Kennedy7676+4


PlaceTeamRound 1TotalTo-Par
1No. 8 Texas281281-7
2No. 3 Arkansas284284-4
3No. 11 Michigan State285285-3
T4Virginia Tech288288


T4No. 35 Baylor288288E
T6No. 41 BYU291291+3
T6No. 14 Florida291291+3
8No. 18 Auburn292292+4
9No. 38 Texas A&M295295+7
T10No. 30 Miami298298


T12No. 21 Oklahoma299299+11
T12No. 48 East Carolina299299+11
T14No. Texas Tech300300+12
T14No. 25 Houston300300+12
16Houston Baptist301301+13
18Missouri State319319+31