LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Seattle U women’s golf closed out their fall season on Tuesday with a strong second-place finish at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational, held at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash., from Oct. 14-15. As a team, the Redhawks shot nine over par, with a program-record third round of two-under.
"I'm beyond excited about our day," said Head Coach Marc Chandonnet. "This team is special, and I'm so appreciative of their trust in me as a coach. They were fantastic."
Junior Kimberlee Tottori (68-74-73) was the standout for the Redhawks, leading the field outright after Round One and finishing in fourth place after 54 holes with a total of one-under 215 - tied for an all-time Seattle U best. Senior Krystal Hu was close behind, posting a fantastic third round of 70 after two rounds of 74 to finish in a tie for seventh place at plus-two 218. In a roaring comeback campaign, junior Vendela From (plus-six) shot two near-eagles in her third-round 71, which followed rounds of 76 and 75 on day one of the tournament. Classmate Keisha Lugito (81-73-72) maintained her composure after a rocky first round, playing splendid golf on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, while freshman Azumi Arai (74-74-80) rounded out Seattle U’s team lineup.
Juniors Nicole Foster and Anne Transier, as well as sophomore Samantha Bruce, competed as individuals in the tournament. Foster finished with a stroke total of 230, shooting rounds of 79, 77 and 74, while Bruce posted a line of 83-75-76 in her Seattle U debut. Transier was fairly consistent throughout, finishing with scores of 79, 78 and 84.
"My goal was to create an environment where they could really sink deep down into a special place mentally, to just trust who they are as a player and trust the work that they've put in," said Chandonnet. "They did that over the past two days, and it was awesome to watch."