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BYU golfer Allysha Mae Mateo wins Utah Women’s Stroke Play tourney in playoff

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BYU Women’s Golf Sophomore Allysha Mae Mateo from Honolulu, Hawaii beat Sacramento State freshman and 2018 Utah Women’s State Amateur champion Tess Blair (Big Sky Conference Player & Freshman of the Year) with a birdie on the third playoff hole to win the Utah Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Bountiful Ridge Golf Course today.

Utah Golf Association, Abii Johnson

BOUNTIFUL — BYU golfer Allysha Mae Mateo won the Utah Women’s Stroke Play Championship Tuesday, defeating Tess Blair with a birdie on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff at Bountiful Ridge Golf Course.

Both Mateo, a native of Hawaii, and Blair, who grew up in South Jordan and plays for Sacramento State, finished with 137 totals after two days of play before Mateo prevailed in the playoff.

Mateo had begun the day with a two-stroke lead after a first-round 67 and still led by two going into the final hole. However, she bogeyed the par-5 final hole, while Blair birdied, forcing the playoff. 

Naomi Soifua, another BYU golfer, finished just one stroke back at 138 after rounds of 70 and 68. Lila Galeai, who plays for Lehi High, and BYU sophomore Kerstin Fotu both finished at 140. Aubri Braecklein was next at 143.

Galeai was the Flight 2 winner, while Savanna Einarson won Flight 3 with a 154 total and Uji Bymaster won Flight 4 at 170.