Josh Carter | Posted: 18 Jul 2019 | Updated: 23 Aug 2021

Women's Golf 2018-19 Season Review

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PROVO, Utah — The BYU women’s golf team wrapped up the 2018-19 season with a second-place finish at the West Coast Conference Championships, the team’s fifth top-5 finish on the year.

The Cougars narrowly missed out on what would have been their fourth consecutive WCC title after falling to Pepperdine by just three strokes. Senior Rose Huang shot a 68 (-3) in the third round to secure a second-place individual finish at the tournament and a berth to the NCAA Cle Elum Regional.

Huang capped off her storied BYU career by shooting another 68 (-4) in the final round of the NCAA Regionals, and finished tied for 35th overall. The Honolulu, Hawaii native tallied five top-10 finishes throughout the year and a 73.32 scoring average, the sixth-lowest in team history. She now has four of the top seven season scoring averages ever at BYU. Huang competed at NCAA Regionals all four of her seasons as a Cougar and finished in the top 2 of the WCC Championships all four years as well. The senior was also named to the All-WCC first team for the fourth time in her BYU career.

Last season’s WCC Freshman of the Year, Naomi Soifua finished fifth at the WCC Championships after shooting a 220 (+7). The sophomore had four top-20 finishes on the season, including an eighth-place finish at The Bruzzy where she shot a career-low 214 (-2). The Provo High School graduate posted a 74.32 season scoring average, the 11th-lowest in team history. Along with Huang, Soifua was also named to the All-WCC first team this season. 

Junior Anna Kennedy shot a season-low 214 (+4) at the Coeur d’Alene Collegiate Championship early in the season. Parker also recorded her season-low of 69 in the first round of that tournament.

Up and coming freshmen Allysha Mae Mateo, Annick Haczkiewicz and Maria Bernal Clavijo contributed considerably throughout the year for the Cougars. Mateo finished in eight place at The Bruzzy after carding a 214 (-2) and shooting a season-low 70 in the second round. Haczkiewicz finished eighth overall in the WCC Championships, shooting a 223 (+10) after recording a season-low 74 in the third round. Clavijo, from Bucaramanga, Colombia, played in three tournaments this season and tallied a season-low 230 (+14) at The Gold Rush.

BYU will lose senior Rose Huang, but expects the remaining five players on last season’s roster to return for the 2019-20 season.