Two Huskies in Top 25 After Day One at Bruin/Wave Invitational
SOMIS, Calif. – The University of Washington women's golf team opened up the Bruin/Wave Invitational on Monday by posting a 37-over 325 to sit in 11th place after the first round at the par-72, Saticoy Club. Two Huskies are in the top 25 in senior Rino Sasaki and freshman Camille Boyd heading into Tuesday's second round.
"We recovered today after an early tough start and made the turn in fairly good position," said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "Unfortunately, we couldn't sustain our 'bounce back' and really struggled with the easier parts of the golf course. We just need to be tougher when things don't go well."
Sasaki is tied for 16th with her 6-over 78 on the windy first day in California. Sasaki opened the round with three-straight errors, pushing her to 4-over before responding with a team-high three birdies over the next four holes to get back to 1-over before making the turn. The back nine proved difficult as she posted three bogeys and a double but was able to finish with three pars on four of the final holes.
Boyd sits just behind her at 7-over 79, as her round featured one birdie and placed her tied for 21st. Sophomore Brittany Kwon is tied for 53rd at 11-over 83 while junior Martha Lewis is tied for 63rd at 13-over 85. Rounding out the UW contingent is freshman Stefanie Deng is tied for 69th with a 15-over 87.
The second day of the 12th annual Bruin/Wave Invitational tees off Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. PT.