AURORA, ORE. – Junior Krystal Hu amazed, senior Yen Ting Wong impressed, and Seattle U women’s golf showed improvement in their second outing of the 2018-19 season. The team placed sixth overall out of 11 teams at the Rose City Collegiate, hosted by Portland State University and spanned the first two days of October at the Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore. Their competition was composed of players from Boise State, Concordia, Eastern Washington, Grand Canyon, Idaho State, Montana State, Northern Colorado, Portland State, Simon Fraser and Weber State.
Hu and Wong were neck-and-neck for much of the competition in their respective second and first tournaments of the year. Hu, who led the Redhawks at the Couer d’Alene Collegiate Invitational, showcased her talent by posting rounds of 74, 70 and 74 on the par-72 course, good for a final of two-over 218 and a tremendous third-place finish in the field of 66. Wong (71-74-78), who competed as an individual, started off incredibly hot, posting a one-under first round and finishing in a tie for sixth place and a score of seven-over 219.
Redshirt junior Linette Chua once again competed well with rounds of 78, 75 and 72, ending the tournament tied for 13th place with nine-over 225. Sophomores Nicole Foster (81-75-76) and Kimberlee Tottori (76-76-80) followed with identical scores of 16-over 232, while sophomore Keisha Lugito (79-77-78) rounded things out with an eighteen-over 234.
Sophomores Anne Transier and Vendela From competed as individuals; Transier (82-76-80) finished with a 22-over 238, while From posted rounds of 74 and 80 before a technical mishap disqualified her third round.
Head Coach Marc Chandonnet expressed optimism about the Redhawks’ prospects. “Our team continues to prove that we’ve got some depth - as the year progresses, I am confident that will play a huge part in our successes. We need to continue working hard and improving, but the future is bright if everyone stays motivated.”
Seattle U returns to action on Oct. 9-10 in Sammamish, Wash., at the UW Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite, hosted by the University of Washington.
Seattle U looks forward to hosting the Pat Lesser-Harbottle Invitational from Oct. 15-16! For more information about the tournament and its history, click here.