Huskies 11th After 36-Hole Monday Marathon At Wolverine Invitational
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Huskies are kicking off their 2021 fall campaign at the Wolverine Invitational and after a busy Monday in which they played 36 holes, Washington is 11th out of 16 teams. Washington's lineup combined to shoot 16-over 300 in the morning and improved in the afternoon with an 8-over 292 in the afternoon at the par-71 University of Michigan Golf Course.
"We had a bit of a mixed bag today," Coach Mary Lou Mulfur said of her team's up-and-down day. Mulflur's lineup features one junior, two sophomores -- one of which is playing in her first collegiate tournament -- and two true freshmen getting their indoctrination into college golf.
"We played some really good holes and some not really good holes. But I'm proud of the improvement from round one to round two this afternoon."
A trio of Huskies posted scores of 1-over 72 in the afternoon to lead help them stay in the middle of a crowded 16-team leaderboard: junior Camillle Boyd, sophomore Brittany Kwon and freshman Kenneday Knox.
Coupled with a 74 in the morning, Boyd is leading the Husky contingent and is tied for 24th at 4-over 146 after two rounds. Her first-round 74 was highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 11th hole, which came after a birdie. Her second round was highlighted by three birdies.
Kwon went 75-72-147 and is tied for 34th. The junior had to grind out a gritty day that saw her make plenty of pars and avoid crooked numbers over par. She had to wait 32 holes before hitting paydirt with a birdie, but enters Tuesday with momentum on her side.
Nerves showed up early for Knox in her first collegiate tourney and she posted a 77 in the morning. But in the second round, she got as low as 3-under before running out of steam over her final four holes. Still, she enters the final round tied for 53rd and with some confidence on her side.
"It was a great bounce back by Kennedy, so I am pleased with that," Mulflur said.
Sophomore Adithi Anand did not compete in any tournaments last spring, but she had a phenomenal debut and led UW in the first round with a 72, highlighted by three birdies. A tough-luck second-round 83 leaves her tied for 68th at +12.
Freshman Jamie Hsieh shot 80-76 (+14) and is tied for 72nd.
The final round starts 5:45 a.m. PT and Mulflur is confident her Huskies will be ready to tackle the final 18 holes head on.
"Our attitude is good and we are excited for tomorrow."
Host Michigan leads the tourney by 12 strokes over Virginia after tallying an 6-under 562.
Mikaela Schulz of Michigan and Liyana Durisic of Iowa State share the lead at -4 (138). They are two of four competitors that are under par heading into the final round.
|T24||Camille Boyd (1)||74||72||146|
|T34||Brittany Kwon (5)||75||72||147|
|T53||Kennedy Knox (4)||79||72||151|
|T68||Adithi Anand (3)||72||83||155|
|T72||Jamie Hsieh (2)||80||76||156|