BYU improves in final round in Arkansas

Kenny Cox | Posted: 24 Feb 2021 | Updated: 24 Feb 2021
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N. Soifua 2019-20

JONESBORO, Ark. – The BYU women's golf team had every golfer improve in their final round at the Lady Red Wolves Classic, including Allysha Mae Mateo who finished second overall Tuesday afternoon. 

"I was really happy for Allysha," BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. "I was glad to see her play so well, along with Naomi (Soifua) playing really well today too. I am looking forward to playing better at the next event."

Mateo posted a final round of 70 (-2) to finish in second place overall. She finished three strokes behind the tournament winner, Julie Hovland of South Alabama. 

The Cougars combined in the final round for a 298 (+10), moving them up one spot from yesterday to an 11th-place finish at the Sage Meadows Country Club. The 298 matched BYU's first-round score and was a 12-stroke improvement from the second round, totaling 906 (+42). South Alabama won the tournament after posting a 290 (+2) in the final round for a total score over 36 holes of 866 (+2). 

Soifua tied for 22nd after shooting a 73 (+1) on Tuesday, improving by two strokes from her first two rounds. 

Cynthia Tu tied for 62nd with a 76 (+4) and Annick Haczkiewicz shot a 79 (+7) to tie for 75th. Alina Vannarath finished with a 79 (+7) to tie for 80th. 

Next up, BYU will travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma, for its second of three fall tournaments. The Cowgirl Classic at the Karsten Creek Golf Club will take place on October 22-23. 

Final results from the Lady Red Wolves Classic are available on

Day one results.

Final Individual Standings

Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Final To Par Position
Allysha Mae Mateo 68 73 70 211 -5 2
Naomi Soifua 75 75 73 223 +7 T22
Cynthia Tu 75 84 76 235 +19 T62
Annick Haczkiewicz 80 80 79 239 +23 T75
Alina Vannarath 80 82 79 241 +25 T80

Final Team Standings (Top 4)

Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Final To Par Position
South Alabama 287 289 290 866 +2 1
Arkansas State 288 300 292 880 +16 2
Troy 288 299 294 881 +17 3
Central Arkansas 288 300 296 884 +20 4
BYU 298 310 298 906 +42 11

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