Women's Golf Posts Second Top-Five Finish at GOLFWEEK Red Sky Classic
WOLCOTT, Colo. - The Washington State women's golf team posted their second consecutive top-five team finish, as the Cougars round out the 2022 GOLFWEEK Red Sky Classic in a tie for fifth with a team score of 878 (+14).
WSU finished Wednesday's final round by carding 5-over; 293 and concluded the three-day tournament in a three-way tie with Xavier and New Mexico State. It is WSU's second-straight top-five finish to open the season, as the Cougars finished tied for fourth at last week's season-opening tournament at the 2022 Badger Invitational.
"A top-five finish is solid for the team," said WSU Women's Golf Head Coach Sofie Aagaard. "It is encouraging to see that everyone in the lineup in both these two events has contributed with scores on different days."
After fifth-year senior Darcy Habgood carded a career-best 4-under; 68 during the tournament's first round, she went on to finish in a tie for fourth place and finished the GOLFWEEK Red Sky Classic 3-under; 213. Habgood's fourth-place finish marks a career-best finish for the Australian native, while it is her second career top-five finish as a Cougar.
"Darcy had a good tournament, and a top-five finish is well deserved," said Aagaard. "She hit the ball well all week and the few times she missed the green she was able to convert her par successfully: a good short game combined with strong short putting."
Sophomore Sarah Skovgaard-Bils tied her 54-hole career-best, as she carded 6-over; 222 after three rounds. The Virum, Denmark native finished tied for 32nd on the player leaderboard, while fellow sophomore Madelyn Gamble tied for 43rd after shooting 7-over; 223. Redshirt sophomore Jinyu Wu posted 10-over; 226 and junior Jiye Ham rounded out the scoring with 11-over; 227.
Pepperdine won the team title at the 2022 Red Sky Classic as the Waves shot 18-under; 846 over three rounds. Lion Higo of Pepperdine took the tournament's individual title after carding 10-under; 206.
Next up, the Cougars will travel to the Midwest for the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational on Oct. 17-18 at the Lawrence Country Club in Kansas
"We have two weeks off during which we will have practice as well as qualifying to get ready for the third event of the fall in Kansas."
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