The Cougars aren’t in Kansas anymore 

Women’s golf with lackluster performance at Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational 



Senior Marie Lund-Hansen lead WSU to a 10th-place finish on Sunday at the Stanford Golf Course. October 14, 2019.

ERICK AGUILAR, Evergreen reporter

On Monday and Tuesday, the WSU women’s golf team competed in the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational.

Unfortunately, the Cougars were unable to keep their impressive top-five finishing streak alive as they fell to tenth place, shooting a 792 and tying with the team from Boston College.

Their PAC-12 counterpart Wildcats from the University of Arizona finished the tournament in third with a score of 758, just above the host Kansas team.

Just as head coach Sofie Aagaard foretold in an earlier interview, the Cougar lineup was different this week, giving spectators new names to keep their eye on.

The younger players: Emily Cadwell, Hannah Harrison and Emiko Sverduk saw their first tournament appearance of the 2022-23 season.

The two returning players for the lineup were ironclad golfers Madelyn Gamble and Darcy Habgood.

The team, led by Gamble, earned herself a ranking of 20th with her score of 193.

Darcy Habgood, the usual team frontrunner, came in third, shooting a 201 and placing 60th.

Between Gamble and Habgood, came Sverduk. The freshman from Long Beach, California, earned herself a 36th place ranking with a score of 197.

The respective names of Harrison and Cadwell came in the fourth and fifth slots for the team.

Harrison, the freshman Granite Bay, California native, shot a 203. Shooting just one point behind, with a 204, came her sophomore teammate from Boise, Idaho, Cadwell.

There is no secret that this week has not lived up to the last few for this women’s golf team. But fans should not worry. We have seen great performances from this team in the past and no doubt we will see them again.

The lady Cougs excitedly await their next tournament, the PAC-12 preview. The preview will tee off from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Until then, the Cougars will no doubt enjoy some time off the road with rest and practice here in Pullman.