Husky Golfer Elisha Au Wins Rainbow Wahine Classic
Nov. 1, 2000
Oahu, HI - Washington junior Elisha Au, a native of Hawaii, fired even par 72s in each of the final two rounds to win the first tournament of her career, the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Oahu, Hawaii. The final 36 holes were played Wednesday on the par-72 5,900 yard Kapolei Golf Course. Washington finished the 15-team tournament in fourth place, the team's best finish of the fall.
The Huskies started the day in 11th place but moved up to fourth place over the final 36 holes, highlighted by a 297 second round, the second-best round by any team in the tournament. Washington finished with a three-day score of 922. UCLA won the tournament with 35-over 899, five shots ahead of runner-up New Mexico.
Au, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, started the day in 21st place but was just four shots back of leader Saki Vechi of UCLA. She finished the tournament with a five-over 221 to win medalist honors, three shots ahead of UCLA's Laura Moffat and New Mexico's Claudia Ferrini. Husky Kelli Kamimura finished in 19th place with a 16-over 232. Jamie Michaud and Louise Friberg tied for 28th with 235.
Rainbow Wahine Classic
Kapolei Golf Course
Par 72, 5,900 Yards
Team Results:1. UCLA 899, 2. New Mexico 904, 3. San Francisco 919, 4. Washington 922, 5. Texas A&M 924, 6. Oregon 928, 7. San Jose State 931, 8. Tulane 941, 9. Mississippi 944, 10. Long Beach State 949, 11. Idaho and Northern Arizona 951, 13. Alabama-Birmingham 953, 14. San Diego State 954, 15. Hawaii 987.
Top Individuals:1. Elisha Au (Washington) 77-72-72-221, 2t. Laura Moffat (UCLA) 74-76-74-224 and Claudia Ferrini (New Mexico) 78-77-69-224, 4t. Susannah Laing (USF) 78-72-75-225 and Johanna Andersson (UCLA) 76-75-74-225, 6. Gina Umeck (UCLA) 75-74-77-226.