PHOENIX – (April 14) The Seattle University women’s golf team is set to play in the Western Athletic Championship from Monday through Wednesday at the Legacy Golf Club.
The Legacy Golf Club is a par 71 course of 6,122 yards. The Redhawks will start their chase for the championship in the third group on Monday, starting a 9 a.m.
After a league-wide coaches vote, the Redhawks were picked to finish in third place. New Mexico State was nominated as the favorite for 2018 after having won the last four WAC titles. Grand Canyon was voted to finish second, Utah Valley is behind Seattle U in fourth, while UMKC, UTRGV, CSU Bakersfield, and Chicago State round out the pre-championship poll in that order.
The Redhawks are coming off their best score of the season when they shot a 36-over-par 900 at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic on April 2 and 3. Kimberlee Tottori leads SU with an average of 75.8 strokes per round and a top 5 finish. She finished in fifth place at the Portland State / Eastern Washington Tournament on March 27-29. Keisha Lugito is in second with an average of 77.2, and Vendela From is third, averaging 77.5 strokes per round.
The team worked hard all season long and improved parts of their game all along, making head coach Marc Chandonnet ready to battle on Monday.
“As a coach, I am as excited as I have ever been heading into this Championship,” Chandonnet said. “I believe we have put in the effort to compete, I know our players have learned quite a bit this year about how to manage and enjoy the moment which makes me confident that we can at least enjoy our experience. Outcome is certainly something we all care deeply about but winning or contending to win is a byproduct of bringing a great attitude to the Championship and controlling only the things we know we can. Either way this is an amazing group of women and I am already a very proud coach.”
The link to follow the scoring can be found HERE.