BYU places second at Rainbow Wahine Invitational

Josh Carter | Posted: 20 Apr 2021 | Updated: 20 Apr 2021
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KAPOLEI, Hawai’i — BYU women’s golf placed second at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational after carding a third-round 281 (-7) Wednesday.

“I’m super proud of our resiliency and how tough we played,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “The girls stepped up when we needed them to. Never count this team out.”

The Cougars shot a combined 10-under par in the last two rounds of the tournament to finish with a total score of 866 (+2), just three strokes behind first-place Sacramento State. BYU’s second-place finish marks the third consecutive tournament the team has finished in the top-two.

Annick Haczkiewicz led the team effort in Wednesday’s third round by firing a team-low 68 (-4). She finished the tournament with a total score of 214 (-2) and tied for sixth individually. Naomi Soifua also tied for sixth after carding a third-round 69 (-3). Allysha Mae Mateo carded a one-under 71 Wednesday to finish the tournament with a combined 217 (+1) and tying for 13th place.  

Kerstin Fotu and Anna Kennedy rounded out the scoring for the Cougars, tying for 24th and 63rd places, respectively. Fotu shot a third-round 73 (+1) and carded a total score of 221 (+5), while Kennedy posted a 74 (+2) Wednesday to finish with a combined 235 (+19).

Following Sacramento State and BYU, Cal Poly and Sam Houston State wrapped up the tournament’s top-four. College of Charleston and Grand Canyon tied for fifth, followed by in-state foe Weber State, which came in sixth.

The Wahine Invitational marked the end of the Cougars’ fall season, with play resuming in the spring prior to the WCC and NCAA postseason tournaments. BYU will compete next at the Lamkin Invitational on Feb. 10-11.

Day One Recap

Day Two Recap

Final Individual Results

Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To Par Position
Annick Haczkiewicz 75 71 68 214 -2 T6
Naomi Soifua 74 71 69 214 -2 T6
Allysha Mae Mateo 76 70 71 217 +1 T13
Kerstin Fotu 75 73 73 221 +5 T24
Anna Kennedy 81 80 74 235 +19 T63


Final Team Results (Top 7 Only)

Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To Par Position
Sacramento State 291 287 285 863 -1 1
BYU 300 285 281 866 +2 2
Cal Poly 298 277 292 867 +3 3
Sam Houston State 289 291 288 868 +4 4
College of Charleston 296 291 288 875 +11 T5
Grand Canyon 296 293 286 875 +11 T5
Weber State 295 298 298 891 +27 7

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