SEAL BEACH, Calif. — Shooting one-under-par on the day, Alexandra White helped the No. 25 BYU women’s golf team to a fifth-place finish at The Gold Rush hosted by Long Beach State, Wednesday.
"This tournament had a good field of teams," BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. "Alex played well for us, but overall it was not our best tournament. We'll make the adjustments we need for our next event."
As a team, the Cougars shot 29-over-par throughout the 54 holes of tournament play to finish fifth overall. BYU shot 12-over-par, eight-over-par and nine-over-par in the three rounds, respectively.
The Cougars finished one stroke behind Colorado State (+28), while finishing 12 strokes in front of West Coast Conference foe Gonzaga.
White concluded the tournament at one-over-par to tie for fifth individually. In today’s round of 18, White birdied four holes and finished the event with 10 birdies overall. This is White’s third top-5 finish of the 2015-16 season.
Freshman Rose Huang finished the event tied for 18th place at eight-over-par. Huang birdied the fourth, seventh and 16th holes in today’s round. Huang has finished in the top-20 in four out of the five tournaments in which BYU has competed this season.
Lea Garner, who competed in the even as an individual, finished at 11-over-par after three rounds of play. The senior finished the tournament tied for 26th place. Lauren Atkinson shot 13-over-par through day one and day two of the event. Atkinson concluded the tournament tied for 38th place.
Kendra Dalton shot one-over-par on the day to finish the tournament at 15-over-par. Dalton birdied three holes in today’s round of 18. Annie Yang shot 16-over-par throughout the 54 holes of golf played. In today’s 18 holes, Yang shot five-over-par, finishing the event tied for 47th place.
BYU women’s golf will continue its spring season as the team competes in Bay Area Intercollegiate March 7-8.
The Gold Rush - Feb. 22, 2016
|Place||Player||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Total||To-Par|
|Place||Player||Round 1||Round 2||Total||To-Par|
|Place||Team||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Total||To-Par|
|1||No. 1 USC||286||285||294||865||+1|
|3||Long Beach State||308||286||296||890||+26|
|5||No. 25 BYU||300||296||297||893||+29|