Hou Sister Act Moves Arizona Up Leaderboards
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A day after Arizona's Yu-Sang Hou led the Wildcats by shooting 2-under par in the first round, it was the Hou sister duo of Yu-Sang and Vivian who posted the team's strongest rounds to move Arizona into fifth place going into the third and final day of the Sun Devil Winter Classic. Yu-Sang, the elder sister, was even par on Tuesday while Vivian was one of three players in the field to shoot under par with her 2-under round of 70.
"We were able to move up the leaderboards today and had a stronger finish to our round," said head coach Laura Ianello. "Yu-Sang strengthened her position on the individual competition and is two back from the lead and looking for a victory. We need to dominate the par-5 holes again tomorrow and look to make a few more up and downs."
Vivian Hou's round of 70 marked only the eighth round under par during the tournament's first two rounds as she sank her team's first eagle of the event on the Par-5, fifth hole. The sophomore's second round saw a nine-stroke improvement from her first.
Senior Yu-Sang Hou bolstered her position near the top of the individual leaderboard on Tuesday, finishing the day two strokes behind Emma Spitz of UCLA who leads all players at 4-under par. Hou continued her strong play on the course's par-4 holes as she finished round two in second among all players in par-4 scoring.
Therese Warner also followed up her strong opening round of 73 with a 74 on Tuesday for a Top-20 position entering Wednesday's third and final round.
Arizona's pursuit of a title at the Sun Devil Winter Classic will conclude on Wednesday.