UW Ties for Ninth Behind Kwon’s Top 25 Effort at Trinity Forest Invitational
DALLAS - The University of Washington women's golf team completed its first tournament since March of 2020 this week and finished tied for ninth at 52-over 916 (300-312-304) at the SMU Trinity Forest Invitational. The Dawgs were led by sophomore Brittany Kwon who collected her third career top-25 finish as she tied for 23rd at the two-day, 54-hole event in Dallas.
"It was a tough day again for us today but I was still impressed with our team overall in their first event of the year," said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "We definitely have some work to do, however, the talent is certainly there. Overall, just have to keep working hard, keep learning and if we do that, we'll continue to get better. I think in general we were all just very grateful to be back competing even though it was a very different feel to the event. We're excited to get back out on the course and keep getting better."
The Huskies started the day by finishing their last hole of the second round before beginning the third and final round of the event after play was called Monday night due to darkness on the course.
Kwon tied for 23rd after posting rounds of 73-78-76 for a final score of 11-over 227. It was her third highest finish as a Husky in seven total career events. Sitting just two strokes behind her was senior Rino Sasaki who carded a 13-over 229 (76-73-80) to tie for 30th. Sasaki closed her best round of the event on Tuesday morning as she finished the second round with a score of 1-over 73.
Freshmen Stefanie Deng and Camille Boyd wrapped up their first collegiate events as they finished tied for 35th and 43rd, respectively. Deng saved her best round for last finishing with a 2-over 74 over the final 18 holes on Tuesday with three birdies on the day to finish with an overall score of 14-over 230. Boyd turned in a final scorecard of 16-over 232 (75-81-76). Rounding out the UW lineup was junior Martha Lewis who tied for 63rd at 6-over 239 (80-81-78).
The Huskies return to the golf course, Feb. 15-17, at the Arizona State Invitational.