Sasaki Ties for 12th at Bruin/Wave Invitational
SOMIS, Calif. – The University of Washington women's golf team finished tied for seventh at the 12th annual Bruin/Wave Invitational on Wednesday, posting an 83-over 947 (325-314-308). The Dawgs improved their score over each round and moved up the leaderboard every day.
"We made some silly mistakes, it was a windy tournament and we need to adjust when the conditions are like that," said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "This is a difficult course and hopefully, we'll get to an easier course and are able to be more patient in our play. I thought Rino was playing very smart and had a solid round, but that's just her senior experience and we're lucky to have that."
Sasaki got to 1-under over her first four holes but had errors on her next two to push her to make the turn at 1-over. The senior rallied and produced the Huskies highlight of the day by making eagle on the par-5 495-yard eighth hole. She finished with a 2-over 74, her best score of the event to tie for 12th, her 21st top 25 finish of her career.
She was followed by freshman Camille Boyd who posted a 21-over 237 to tie for 19th. She turned in scorecards of 79-78-80 during the three-day event and stayed in the top 25 during the whole event. Sophomore Brittany Kwon placed tied for 32nd with a 24-over 240 (83-81-76) and made gains in each round finishing with her best score of 4-over 76.
Freshman Stefanie Deng and junior Martha Lewis rounded out the UW crew finishing tied for 45th and 52nd, respectively.
The Huskies next compete at the Juli Inkster Meadow Club Invitational, March 8-9 in Fairfax, Calif.