CANTON, MASS. – Seattle U women’s golf bounced back from their first outing with a fantastic performance at the Boston College Intercollegiate on Sept. 23-24, placing second in a field of 14 teams with a total of 35 strokes over par. The Redhawks also led all teams in total birdies with 37. The first-place trophy went to Cal State Fullerton, who made a late push at the end of the third round to take the lead.
“We’re still waiting for our breakthrough win, but we are learning and growing as a team,” said Head Coach Marc Chandonnet. “We are working hard, and care deeply about being our best.”
Senior Krystal Hu led the way for the Redhawks with a final score of plus-six (76-72-74) after three rounds, tying for third place out of 81 total golfers. She was closely followed by junior Keisha Lugito (73-75-75), who finished in a tie for fifth place at seven over par. Fellow junior Vendela From, at 74-77-75, tied for 10th overall with plus-10, while classmate Kimberlee Tottori (76-76-79) shot an eagle in the first round. Finally, freshman Azumi Arai finished her second collegiate tournament with rounds of 80, 74 and 79.
“I’m proud of them,” said Chandonnet. “I have no doubt that our time for victory is coming. We had a ton of fun this week.”
Seattle U has just one week to prepare for their next outing, the Rose City Collegiate hosted by Portland State. Round One of the two-day competition will begin on Monday, Sept. 30.