By Alexa Anderson, Sports Information Director at Brigham Young University
SAN DIEGO — BYU women’s golf beat Pepperdine in a tiebreaker in the final round of the round-robin match-play bracket at the SDSU March Mayhem tournament on Wednesday.
“There are a lot of positives to take away from this event,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “It was a really great effort today. The girls showed a lot of resiliency and toughness throughout their matches.”
The Cougars competed against West Coast Conference foe Pepperdine on Wednesday, winning a tiebreaker with a 6-3 margin of victory. Kendra Dalton won her match against Tatiana Wijaya 5&4 and Rose Huang won the last two holes against Momoka Kobori to win her match 1 up.
Pepperdine’s Hira Naveed topped freshman Naomi Soifua and Annie Yang lost to Patricia Wong 2&1. Anna Kennedy won four of her last five holes on Wednesday to halve her match today, finishing all-square against Hannah Haythorne.
Dalton finished the week winning all of her matches. In addition to her win on Wednesday, she defeated Emily Wang of Stanford on Monday 1 up, and won against Baylor’s Laila Hrindova 4&3 on Tuesday. Huang also won all three of her head-to-head match ups, beating Stanford’s Shannon Aubert 2 up and Fiona Liddell of Baylor 1 up.
As a team, BYU lost to Stanford on Monday 3-2, but bounced back with a 3-2 team victory against Baylor on Tuesday. USC claimed the overall match-play tournament victory, beating Texas 5-0 in Wednesday’s final round.
The Cougars will travel to Texas to compete in the North Texas Invitational April 2-3.
BYU def. Pepperdine in tiebreaker - Marh 28, 2018
|5&4*||Kendra Dalton||Tatiana Wijaya|
|1 UP*||Rose Huang||Momoka Kobori|
|1 UP||Naomi Soifua||Hira Naveed|
|AS*||Anna Kennedy||Hannah Haythorne|
|2&1||Annie Yang||Patricia Wong|
BYU def. Baylor 3-2 - March 27, 2018
|4&3*||Kendra Dalton||Laila Hrindova|
|1 UP*||Rose Huang||Fiona Liddell|
|3&1||Naomi Soifua||Diane Baillieux|
|1 UP||Anna Kennedy||Amy Lee|
|2&1*||Annie Yang||Marie Vesga|
Stanford def. BYU 3-2 - March 26, 2018
|1 UP*||Kendra Dalton||Emily Wang|
|3&2||Naomi Soifua||Kelsey Zeng|
|2 UP*||Rose Huang||Shannon Aubert|
|2&1||Anna Kennedy||Mika Liu|
|5&4||Annie Yang||Andrea Lee|
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