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Hawaii Wins Shortened UVU Hobble Creek Classic; Nyhus Shoots 68 for Wolverines

Rain delays reduced the UVU Hobble Creek Invitational to a 36-hole tournament instead of the scheduled 54-holes and Hawaii won the team title by eight shots over second place New Mexico State.

Weber State had the highest finish of the local teams entered. The Wildcats finished in sixth place with scores of 302-304-606 and host Utah Valley finished in 11th place. On rounds of 304-313-617. There were 16 teams entered in the annual event.

Hawaii’s Eimi Koga shot 70-71-141 to win medalist honors by two shots over her teammate Raquel Ek who shot 73-70-143.

The lowest 18-hole score of the tournament was a 68 by Kimberly Nyhus of UVU. It was also the lowest competitive round ever shot by a UVU golfer. Amid the rain delays she was unable to maintain that pace and shot an 81 the final round for a 149 finish. Her teammate Carly Dehlin also shot 149 on rounds of 76-73.

Weber’s Kaceelyn Poutu shot 74-76-150 for the lowest individual score of the Utah teams. Her teammate Emily Podlesny had 75-76-151, Zena Motes carded 77-75-152, and Haylee Chugg posted 76-77-153.

Southern Utah University was led by Taylor Viquelia with solid rounds of 75-74-149. Rynae Baca shot 78-76-154 for the second best score for Southern Utah. Other SUU scores were Miranda Reyes at 81-79160; Nicole Thomas at 82-79-161, and 85-76-161 for Nicole Jones.

Team Standings

583- Hawaii

591- New Mexico State

598- Cal Poly

602- Santa Clara

604- Cal Northridge

606- Weber State

611- Northern Arizona

613- Grand Canyon

614- Montana State

616- Eastern Washington

617- Utah Valley

621- Southern Utah

633- Montana

666- Rio Grande

673- Idaho State