Boyd Wins Juli Inkster Invitational With School-Record Total
FAIRFAX, Calif. – Sophomore Camille Boyd broke the UW record for three-round score to par, and won the 2022 Juli Inkster Invitational, thanks to a 7-under 65 Tuesday at the Meadow Club.
Boyd's three-round total of 201 was 14 strokes under par, the best-ever for a Husky compared to par, breaking the record of 13-under, shared by SooBin Kim (2011) and Anya Alvarez (2008). It was the first college victory for Boyd, from Yorba Linda, Calif.
Her third-round score of 65 tied for the second-best single-round score in UW history (63, -9, Wenyung Keh, 2018). It also tied for the best round-three score ever at UW (65, -7, Dodie Mazzuca, 1997).
"It's a huge win for Camille today with a solid 65," said UW head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "She sets a new team record at 14 under par. She was so steady and patient this week and she was properly rewarded for it. Plus, she beat the No. 1 player in the country, which should do wonders for her confidence."
Boyd's round led the way as Washington finished third overall at the Juli Inkster, moving up one spot over their second-round place. Host and No. 9-ranked San Jose State moved in front of No. 1 Stanford at the very end to win the team title, by one stroke, at 10-under par. Washington finished with a three-round total of 870 (6-over).
Last year, then-UW senior Rino Sasaki won the Juli Inkster, with an even-par total of 216 strokes. Sasaki is the most recent Washington woman to win an individual tournament title prior to today.
Tuesday, Boyd started her round with a birdie on No. 4 and made birdie on Nos. 9, 10, 12, and 14 before her lone bogey on No. 18. Having started on No. 4, she finished with an eagle three on No. 1 and a birdie on the par-4 third hole to claim victory.
Stanford's Rose Zhang, the nation's No. 1-ranked college woman, finished second, at 11-under. Zhang shot a course-record 64 Tuesday to provide a strong challenge to Boyd, whose 65 would have matched the course record had it not been broken.
Washington had the second-best team round of the day at 2-over par. Stefanie Deng, Kennedy Knox, and Winnie Ng, each tied for 29th place overall at 7-over par for the tournament. Knox's one-over 73 was the UW's second-best round of the day Tuesday.
Freshman Jenny Chang finished in a tie for 49th place at 15-over for the tournament.
" On the flip side," Mulflur added, "it was disappointing to have one person shoot 14-under, and our team shoot 6-over. Again, we made too many unforced errors in the way of decision making for a team that is as talented as ours. We need to play smarter and we will continue to improve."
Next up for the UW women is the PING/ASU Invitational, March 25-27.