Women’s Golf in Second Through Two

TACOMA, Wash. – The Washington State University women’s golf team opened the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational in second place, carding a 593 (+17) through two rounds of play. A strong first round propelled the Cougars at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club, as the team finished 4-over par (292). The Cougars sit ahead of third-place Grand Canyon (+31, 607) and 14 strokes back from tournament-leader Washington (+3, 579).

Led by freshman Alivia Brown, the Cougars garnered four competitors in the top 20. Brown saved par in the opening round with three birdies, and shot 1-over (73) in the second round to bring her two-round score to 145 (+1). Brown is currently in a three-way tie for second-place and one stroke off of the tournament lead.

Senior Kristen Rue finished the day in ninth place, carding a 148 (+4). In the first round, Rue opened with a pair of birdies on the first and fourth holes before shooting par on 14-straight holes to finish 2-under (70). Junior Nani Yanagi sits one stroke back from Rue in a tie for 10th place. Yanagi carded four birdies in the opening round, and finished the day 5-over (149).

Senior Lindsay Harmon rounds out the Cougars’ top-20 performers in a tie for 18th place. Harmon improved on a first round 76 (+4), shooting 3-over (75) in the second round to finish 7-over (151).

The tournament concludes Tuesday with the final round of play beginning at 8:30 a.m. Live results can be found at golfstat.com. Full tournaments results and recap will be available at the conclusion of the tournament at wsucougars.com. 

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