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Austin Rustand | Posted: 17 Oct 2022 | Updated: 1 Nov 2022
Austin Rustand

Cougars in eighth after 18 holes, Galeai sits top-10

Carrie Roberts and Lila Galeai discuss how to hit a shot during the USF Intercollegiate.

LAWRENCE, Kan. — BYU women’s golf held a share of eighth after carding a 317 in the opening round of the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational on Monday.

“It was a battle out there today,” said BYU assistant coach Lea Garner. “It was cold and windy which made it very difficult to score. Lila and Kerstin were able to put together some good rounds by positioning themselves well off the tee and hitting to the right spots on the greens.”

Lila Galeai led the Cougars in round one as she fired a 2-over par 74 to grab a share of 10th going into round two. The junior from Orem carded three birdies in her opening round.

Kerstin Fotu was just 1-shot back of Galeai as she posted a 3-over 75 during her opening 18. The Lone Peak product recorded two-birdies on a brisk Kansas afternoon.

Annick Haczkiewicz, in her first start of the season, shot an opening 83 while fellow senior Allysha Mae Mateo turned in an 85. The scoring for the Cougars was rounded out by freshman Berlin Long who posted an 87 on day one.

The second round was suspended because of darkness and will be completed tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. CDT. The Cougars have between three and five holes left to complete their second rounds.

Live scoring for tomorrow’s rounds will be available at golfstat.com with score updates posted on the BYU women’s golf Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Individual Leaderboard

Place Player R1 Total To Par
T-10 Lila Galeai 74 74 +2
T-14 Kerstin Fotu 75 75 +3
T-65 Annick Haczkiewicz 83 83 +11
T-72 Allysha Mae Mateo 85 85 +13
T-79 Berlin Long 87 87 +15

Team Leaderboard (Top 5)

Place Team R1 Total To Par
1st Kent State 289 289 +1
T-2 Sam Houston State 300 300 +12
T-2 Minnesota 300 300 +12
T-4 Nebraska 304 304 +16
T-4 Kansas 304 304 +16
T-8 BYU 317 317 +29

*15-Team Field


Austin Rustand | Posted: 14 Oct 2022 | Updated: 1 Nov 2022
Austin Rustand

Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational up next for Cougars

BYU women's golfer Berlin Long hits a tee shot at Riverside Country Club.

PROVO, Utah — After a seventh-place finish in Tulsa, BYU women’s golf looks to get back on track at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Lawrence Country Club on Oct. 17-18.

“It’s taken us longer than expected to find our groove this season,” said BYU head coach Carrie Roberts. “We feel that we are continuing to put the pieces together and we’re looking to finish the semester strong.”

Lila Galeai, Allysha Mae Mateo, Kerstin Fotu, Berlin Long and Annick Haczkiewicz will make the start for the Cougars as they search for their first top-3 finish of the young season.

BYU will take on host Kansas, Arizona, Boston College, Iowa, Kent State, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Notre Dame, Sam Houston State, Tulane, UTSA, Washington State and Wisconsin in the 54-hole tournament.

The championship will be played on the 6,125-yard, par-72 Lawrence Country Club with 36-holes being played on Monday, Oct. 17 with the 18-hole final round being played on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Nebraska is the reigning champion of the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational as the Cornhuskers carded rounds of 290-291-304—885 to take home a six-shot victory over Sam Houston State. Nicole Hansen and Lindsey Thiele of Nebraska shared the individual title after shooting a 3-over total to win by one.

“We need to have better starts to give us a chance going into the final day,” said BYU assistant coach Lea Garner. “To do that, a key for us will be to improve the way we make adjustments early in rounds. After a solid last 36 holes in Tulsa, I’m excited to see how the girls will keep that momentum going.”

Live scoring for the championship will be available at golfstat.com with score updates posted on the BYU women’s golf Instagram and Twitter accounts.