Cougars aim to top Tarzana competition


From staff reports

After a top-ten finish in its first run of spring play at the Westbrook Spring Invitational, the Washington State women’s golf team heads to Tarzana, Calif., today to compete at the Bruin/Wave Invitational.

Last year in the same tournament, the Cougars took home an eight-place finish with a score of (+80, 944).

The fifth annual tournament hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine will take place at the El Caballero Country Club where teams will compete at par-72.

The Cougars will battle out against 16 teams including: Arizona, CSU-Northridge, Oregon State, BYU, Long Beach State, UNC Wilmington, California, New Mexico State, San Diego State, UNLV, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Southern California, and Washington. Also competing are hosts, UCLA and Pepperdine.

The team will look to continue its momentum as it rallied back from a huge deficit in the Westbrook Invitational to finish off at ninth place last week.

“We are excited to go down to LA and play in the Bruin/Wave Invitational,” Head Coach Kelli Kamimura said in a press release. “We are looking forward to competing and are looking to build off of the growth we showed at the Westbrook Invitational.”

On the course for the Cougars will be senior Mallory Kent, junior Kristen Rue, sophomore Rachel Lewis, freshman Cherokee Kim, and new addition to the team, sophomore Monica Huang, who debuted with the Cougars last week in their first spring competition.

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