Dalton Runner up, No. 31 Cougars Take Second

By: Alexa Anderson, BYU Golf SID

SAINT GEORGE, Utah – No. 31 BYU women’s golf placed second at the BYU at Entrada Classic on Tuesday with Kendra Dalton and Alexandra White placing in the top 10.

“Our mindset coming in today’s round was different,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “We made the needed adjustments. We didn’t waste mental energy and we committed. Coming in, this course is different than we have ever played it."

The Cougars posted 299-294-286. In its round on Tuesday, BYU fired 11 birdies. The Cougars shot the best Tuesday round of any team in the field, shooting 2-under.

No. 12 Kent State captured first place at the BYU at Entrada Classic, shooting 2-over through 54 holes.

West Coast Conference foes San Francisco and Gonzaga finished in seventh and ninth place, respectively. In-state opponent SUU tied for 10th, while UVU placed 12th.

Dalton led the Cougars firing a 68 in round three. The junior birdied four holes on Tuesday—1, 8, 15, 17. She carded the best round on Tuesday out of any individual.

“I played really freed today,” Dalton said. “I didn’t play worried. I trusted my shot and hit each shot as it came. I finished strong and didn’t get ahead of myself today.”

Dalton shot 72-76-68 and tied for second place. She has placed in the top 10 five times this season.

White tied for seventh place for her sixth top-10 finish of the year. She made par on every hole on the front nine, and also shot even par on the back nine. White carded 76-72-72 through three rounds.

Rose Huang and Brooklyn Hocker both tied for 18th place. Huang shot under par, firing a 70 on Tuesday. Huang and Hocker both shot 9-over for the event.

Aiko Leong and Anna Kennedy competed for the Cougars as individuals. Leong tied for 37th, while Kennedy tied for 53rd. They combined for five birdies on Tuesday.

BYU women’s golf will continue its spring 2017 season March 20-22, as the team travels to California to participate in the SDSU March Mayhem.

BYU at Entrada Classic - March 13-14, 2017  

Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club

Place

Player

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

To-Par

T2

Kendra Dalton

72

76

68

216

E

T8

Alexandra White

76

72

72

220

+4

T18

Rose Huang

77

78

70

225

+9

T18

Brooklyn Hocker

79

70

76

225

+9

T25

Lauren Atkinson

74

76

79

229

+13

 

T37

Aiko Leong*

79

76

79

234

+18

T53

Anna Kennedy*

80

83

78

241

+25

*Competed as individuals

Place

Team

Round 1

Round 2 

Round 3

Total

To-Par

1

No. 12 Kent State

289

286

291

866

+2

2

No. 31 BYU

299

294

286

879

+15

3

Tulsa

293

312

301

906

+42

4

Wyoming

303

304

302

909

+45

5

UT - San Antonio

313

295

304

912

+48

6

Iowa

307

302

304

913

+49

7

Gonzaga

310

300

307

917

+53

8

Rutgers

308

298

313

919

+55

9

San Francisco

306

310

302

921

+57

T10

SUU

319

310

302

931

+67

T10

Boise State

310

302

319

931

+67

12

UVU

320

312

328

960

+96