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

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

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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 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

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