UW Places Ninth at 2021 Pac-12 Championships
STANFORD, Calif. – The University of Washington women's golf team finished ninth at the 2021 Pac-12 Championships which wrapped up on Sunday as the Dawgs posted a 45-over 897 (303-300-294). The Huskies best round came during the final 18 at the par-71 Stanford Golf Course with their 10-over 294. Individually, Washington was led by freshman Camille Boyd who tied for 17th at 8-over 221.
"There was a continued frustration today with a lack of execution by our team on the little things that make a big difference," said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "We need to play with a whole lot more commitment than we did today."
Boyd, competing in her first league championship for the Dawgs, climbed three spots on the leaderboard Sunday as she turned in her best scorecard of the 54-hole event. The newcomer finished with a 1-over 72 during her final 18 in a round that started with a bang as she knocked in her first career eagle on the par-5, 355-yard hole 12 (her third hole of the day). Even with a bogey on the next hole, Boyd finished her first nine with another birdie to turn at 2-under.
After two pars to start her back nine, Boyd ran into a tough stretch closing the day as she had four bogeys to just two pars and one birdie finishing with a 1-over 72. Her three-round total of 8-over 221 included rounds of 75-74-72 on the par-71 course. It was her highest finish as a Husky, her second-straight top-20 showing and the first event where she was the Dawgs' top finisher.
Senior Rino Sasaki, who earlier in the day was named to the 2021 Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention Team, finished tied for 23rd as she finished with a 10-over 223 (77-72-74). Sasaki's final round included 11 pars alongside two birdies, but her five bogeys pushed her to a 3-over 74 on the day.
Junior Martha Lewis saved her best round for Sunday as she carded an even-par 71 to climb five spots on the leaderboard, finishing tied for 46th at 18-over 231 (83-77-71). Lewis was at 1-over due to a bogey on her fourth hole of the day and quickly responded going 2-under with no errors over the next nine. Even with two more bogeys to follow, Lewis finished strong with a birdie on her 18th. Her even-par score was the best by a Dawg throughout the three-day tournament.
Also placing tied for 46th was sophomore Brittany Kwon as she matched her round one and two scores by once again posting a 6-over 77. She finished at 18-over 231 (77-77-77). Rounding out the UW squad in California was freshman Stefanie Deng who tied for 49th with a 19-over 232 (74-81-77).
The No. 46 ranked Huskies will now wait to hear their named called on the NCAA Selection Show, Wednesday, April 28 at 11 a.m. PT on the GOLF Channel, to determine if they earned a spot in the NCAA Championships. Regionals this year will be played May 10-12 at four sites: Baton Rouge, La., Columbus, Ohio, Louisville, Ky., and Stanford, Calif.