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BYU golf: women take second place at The Gold Rush

Behind top-20 finishes from Naomi Soifua, Kendra Dalton and Rose Huang, No. 45 BYU women’s golf placed second on Tuesday at The Gold Rush. With the second-place victory, BYU women’s golf records its best finish of the season.

"I am encouraged by our play in the last two rounds," BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. "We shot ourselves out of it in the first round, but I loved the way we battled back."

After firing the lowest team score (+5) in the second round, the Cougars shot +7 in the final round to claim second place at +24. Georgia recorded the first-place victory, shooting +19 as a team through 54 holes. WCC foes Santa Clara and Gonzaga finished in ninth place and 13th place, respectively.

Soifua led the Cougars in round three, carding a team-low 72. The freshman tied for seventh place at The Gold Rush to record her best finish as a Cougar. She finished the event at +6.

Dalton and Huang tied for 12th place, each shooting +8 through 54 holes. Dalton fired a final-round 73, while Huang carded a 74.

Anna Kennedy and Annie Yang each shot +12 in three rounds of play. Kennedy shot a 76 on Tuesday, while Yang fired an 80. The pair tied for 30th place.

The Cougars continue their spring season on Feb. 26-27, at The Rebel Beach hosted by UNLV.