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Balanced Scoring Gives Cats Strong Showing at ANNIKA

Sep 15, 2021

LAKE ELMO, Minn. – An ace by senior Yu-Sang Hou on the 160-yard, par-3 at the 12th hole highlighted Arizona's best day on course in final round of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate. The Wildcats' 5-under par performance during Wednesday's third round was its best round as a team by eight strokes, and Hou's 2-under day solidified her top-10 finish at 4-under par for the tournament.

"Our team played its most complete round of the day, and that was encouraging to see as numerous other teams in the field didn't break par today," said head coach Laura Ianello. "Our lineup played great golf and shot their lowest scores of the week today. Yu-Sang's hole in one was the cherry on top of a good week at the ANNIKA."

Hou finished in a tie for sixth place, which marked the 14th top-10 finish of her illustrious career. Freshman Lilas Pinthier, playing in her first collegiate tournament, was steady shooting even in each of her three rounds to finish in a tie for 15th place. Junior Vivian Hou gave Arizona its third top-20 finisher after her 2-under final round put her in a tie for 19th place at 2-over for the tournament.

The Wildcats were steady as a team during an inclement weather-filled event and led all teams with 177 pars during the tournament. The team's 3.10 scoring average on par 3's was tied for second lowest among all participants.

Arizona will return to the course for its second event of the season when it participates in the Tyson Intercollegiate in Fayetteville, Arkansas during the first week of October.