Cougars in fifth after rain delays at Ihlanfeldt Invite


SAMMAMISH, Wash. — After two rain delays, the BYU women’s golf team finished day one of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite in fifth place.

“The delays made it a long day,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “We hope to have a much better day tomorrow.”

The rain delays caused the tournament to be shortened to just two 18-hole rounds instead of three after today’s second round was forced to be canceled. Teams will play a second and final round tomorrow morning.

Despite the poor weather, the Cougars fired a tournament-high 13 birdies Tuesday and recorded the lowest scoring average on the course’s par-five holes. BYU posted a first-round 306 (+18) and sits nine strokes behind current-leader UC Davis.

Allysha Mae Mateo and Anna Kennedy both ended the day in the top-20, with Mateo currently tied for seventh and Kennedy tied for 14th. Mateo posted a 75 (+3) Tuesday while Kennedy shot a 76 (+4).

Naomi Soifua carded the Cougars’ lone eagle on the day on the second hole en route to a first-round 77 (+5), putting her tied for 22nd heading into tomorrow’s final round. Annick Haczkiewicz is currently tied for 28th after shooting a 78 (+6) followed by Kerstin Fotu, who shot an 83 (+11) to tie her for 51st place.

Following UC Davis, tournament-host Washington, Rutgers and Sacramento State precede BYU in the top-five. Fellow WCC member San Francisco finished day one of the tournament tied for eighth.

Live stats and the leaderboard for tomorrow’s final round will be available at

Day One Individual Standings

PlayerRound 1To ParPosition
Allysha Mae Mateo75+3T7
Anna Kennedy76+4T14
Naomi Soifua77+5T22
Annick Haczkiewicz78+6T28
Kerstin Fotu83+11T51


Day One Team Standings (Top 5 Only)

TeamRound 1To ParPosition
UC Davis297+91
Sacramento State305+17T3