Soifua, Cougars save best for final round at WSU Cougar Cup

Josh Carter | Posted: 20 Apr 2021 | Updated: 20 Apr 2021
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PULLMAN, Wash. — BYU women’s golf shot its best round of the WSU Cougar Cup Tuesday to finish the tournament tied for ninth.

"I love how we got better every round," BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. "Naomi (Soifua) had a great round and I'm really proud of how she played today. We led the field in birdies so if we can eliminate mistakes we will be really competitive. We will keep getting better and are excited to compete next week."

Led by Naomi Soifua, the Cougars shot a five-under 283 after carding a 293 in the second round and 296 in the first round. Soifua fired a career and tournament-low 64 (-8) in Tuesday’s final round after posting eight birdies on the day to finish tied for 16th. Her 64 proved to be the lowest single-round score in the tournament’s history and tied the lowest 18-hole score in program history.

Anna Kennedy followed up a solid first day at the tournament by shooting a 73 (+1) in round three, good enough to place her tied for 27th. Annick Haczkiewicz finished the tournament one stroke behind Kennedy after she also carded a 73 (+1) on the day. Allysha Mae Mateo ended tied for 42nd after shooting a three-over 75 Tuesday, while Kerstin Fotu shot a 73 (+1) to put her tied for 66th.

Cynthia Tu, who along with Fotu made her BYU debut at the two-day tournament, finished with a total score of 229 (+13) competing as an individual.

WCC foes San Francisco finished the tournament in sixth place, while Pepperdine ended tied for ninth along with BYU. Gonzaga finished in 13th place.

The Cougars play again next week at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Collegiate Invitational Sept. 23-24 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Live stats will be available on

Day One Recap

Final Individual Results

Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total  To Par Position
Naomi Soifua 74 77 64 215 -1 T16
Anna Kennedy 72 73 73 218 +2 T27
Annick Haczkiewicz 75 71 73 219 +3 T33
Allysha Mae Mateo 75 72 75 222 +6 T42
Kerstin Fotu 78 77 73 228 +12 T66
*Cynthia Tu 82 74 73 229 +13 T71

*Playing as individual


Final Team Results (Top 10 Only)

Team  Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total  To Par Position
Oregon State 278 285 281 844 -20 1
Oregon 285 279 288 852 -12 2
Washington 287 286 281 854 -10 T3
Denver 284 284 286 854 -10 T3
Washington State 288 287 288 863 -1 5
San Francisco 288 291 289 868 +4 6
Colorado 289 291 290 870 +6 7
California 285 290 296 871 +7 8
BYU 296 293 283 872 +8 T9
Pepperdine 289 301 282 872 +8 T9


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