Women’s golf has best finish in Cougar Cup

Sophomore Darcy Habgood shoots all three rounds under par

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Women’s golf has best finish in Cougar Cup

Then-freshman Amy Chu prepares to swing her club during a women’s golf team practice on April 1 at WSU’s practice facility.

Then-freshman Amy Chu prepares to swing her club during a women’s golf team practice on April 1 at WSU’s practice facility.

JACOB BERTRAM | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

Then-freshman Amy Chu prepares to swing her club during a women’s golf team practice on April 1 at WSU’s practice facility.

JACOB BERTRAM | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

JACOB BERTRAM | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

Then-freshman Amy Chu prepares to swing her club during a women’s golf team practice on April 1 at WSU’s practice facility.

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

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WSU women’s golf finished the WSU Cougar Cup tournament with its best finish in the nine-year history of the tournament on Tuesday at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course.

However, it was Oregon State University who walked away with the tournament victory of 844 (-20).

WSU placed fifth with a final score of 863 (-1). Top-performing Cougars from the tournament were sophomore Darcy Habgood and senior Marie Lund-Hansen, both finishing in fifth place with a final score of 211 (-5). Habgood became the first Cougar since Lund-Hansen in 2017 to shoot all three rounds under par.

Despite the rain, Lund-Hansen led all Cougars on the first day of the tournament with a score of 139 (-5) and was in a tie for third place overall.

“For me these were perfect conditions,” Lund-Hansen said.

Head Coach Kelli Kamimura said Lund-Hansen’s preparation has been key for starting the season well.

“Golf is all about confidence, and the work that you put in overtime can really pay off,” Kamimura said.

One key going into the match was to have players focus mainly on what they can control, she said.

“They did awesome at that,” Kamimura said. “Even at times when their energy was down, they were able to rally.”

During her press conference on Tuesday, Kamimura said she was happy with how her players stayed focused and how this was their “first stop on the road to the Ridge.”

“We stuck to our game plan and focused on what was controllable,” Kamimura said during her press conference. “They fought until the end and it was a solid start to the season.”

Oregon placed second at 852 (-12). Denver and Washington tied for third at 854 (-10).

WSU’s next match will be right up the road on Monday and Tuesday for the CDA Resort Collegiate Invitational in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, as the Cougars look to continue their momentum after their record-setting performance in the WSU Cougar Cup.

This article has been updated to correct “road to rich” to “road to the Ridge.”