Austin Rustand | Posted: 14 Feb 2023 | Updated: 9 Apr 2023

Mateo earns third-straight top-6 finish, BYU takes ninth

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Allysha Mae Mateo hits a putt during the USF Intercollegiate.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Allysha Mae Mateo turned in her third-straight top-6 finish as BYU women’s golf took ninth at the San Diego State Classic on Tuesday.

The Preseason All-WCC honoree braved the difficult conditions to turn in rounds of 76-75-72—223 for a 7-over-par total. Her even-par final round vaulted her nine spots up the leaderboard into solo sixth, her fourth top-6 finish of the season.

No. 30 Iowa State (303-289-305—897) took home the team championship after shooting 33-over as a team to best No. 39 Georgia (304-294-303—901) by four shots. No. 50 Denver took third at 45-over-par, followed by No. 29 Houston (303-300-315—918) at 54-over. UNLV (316-295-308—919) rounded out the top-5 at 55-over-par.

Georgia’s Caterina Don (75-71-70—216) went 3-under over her final 36-holes to earn the individual championship with teammate Jo Hua Hung (71-71-75—217) finishing runner-up. Karisa Chul-Ak-Sorn of Iowa State, the 10th-ranked player in the country, took third after shooting 76-70-73—219. Darcy Habgood of Washington State and Anna Zanusso of Denver tied for fourth with Mateo finishing sixth alone.

Alexa Udom finished in a tie for 29th after posting rounds of 79-75-80—234. After only recording one top-30 finish in three events last season, the sophomore has earned top-30 finishes in both events in which she has teed it up this spring.

Kerstin Ngakuru shot 78-80-80—238 to finish tied for 36th while Lila Galeai turned in rounds of 80-78-88—246. Adeline Anderson rounded out the scoring for BYU with rounds of 81-85-81—246.

After a week off, the Cougars will be back in California for the Gunrock Invitational at Del Paso Country Club, Feb. 27-28.

Individual Leaderboard

Place Player R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
T-6 Allysha Mae Mateo 76 75 72 223 +7
T-29 Alexa Udom 79 75 80 234 +18
T-36 Kerstin Fotu 78 80 80 238 +22
T-54 Lila Galeai 80 78 88 246 +30
T-56 Adeline Anderson 81 85 81 247 +31

Team Leaderboard (Top 5)

Place Team R1 R2 R3 Total To Par
1st No. 30 Iowa State 303 289 305 897 +33
2nd No. 39 Georgia 304 294 303 901 +37
3rd No. 50 Denver 300 302 307 909 +45
4th No. 29 Houston 303 300 315 918 +54
5th UNLV 316 295 308 919 +55
9th BYU 313 308 313 934 +70

*12-Team Field

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