Women’s golf washed out at Bruin Wave Invitational


WSU senior Rachel Lewis hits an iron shot during the WSU Cougar Cup at Palouse Ridge Golf Course, Oct. 15, 2015.

From staff reports

Facing elite competition at the Bruin Wave Invitational, the WSU women’s golf team had a rough outing, finishing in 14th in the 16-team field.

The Cougars played in a field comprised of six Pac-12 schools, which included No. 2 UCLA and No. 18 Arizona State. After three rounds, the Cougars finished in 14th place after they scored 78-over (942) throughout the week.

UCLA cruised through the two-day tournament, scoring +4 (868), winning the tournament by 14 strokes over ASU.

WSU sophomore Alivia Brown carded her best score on the third round as she was able to shoot a 76 (+4), improving on her +13 two-day start to the tournament. Brown finished tied for 43rd place.

Head Coach Kelli Kamimura said the team can continue to improve and strive for great things despite the slow start to the spring season – the Cougs finished last in the Westbrook Spring Invitational, Feb. 22.

“It has been a challenging start to the spring season for us, but we have learned from these challenges and grown as a team,” Kamimura said in a press release.

Senior Monica Huang followed Brown at +20 (236), tied for 53rd place. Freshman Madison Odiorne finished tied for 68th, with teammate Nani Yanagi tied for 70th. Sophomore BreeLin Wanderscheid did not play the final round of the tournament despite leading the Cougs at +8 (152) through the first two rounds.

Reporting by Alex Payton