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Cougars tie for fourth at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate, Dalton and Huang record top-20 finishes

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Day 1 Recap

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — BYU women’s golf tied for fourth place at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate, while Kendra Dalton and Rose Huang recorded top-20 finishes on Tuesday at Cherokee Country Club.

“I thought we had a solid round today,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “We got off to a really good start, which shows our potential. This should give us some confidence heading into our next event.”

The Cougars’ best round of the tournament came on Tuesday. BYU women’s golf shot 2-over as a team in the third round to finish the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate at 10-over-par. Illinois took first place, shooting a tournament record 12-under.

Dalton carded a third-round 72 (+1) to tie for 14th place. The senior finished the tournament at 1-under to claim her first top-20 finish of the 2017-18 campaign. Huang tied for 19th place, finishing the event at 1-over.  Dalton and Huang birdied a combined five holes on Tuesday.

Anna Kennedy fired a 74-73-72 to shoot 6-over at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate. The sophomore finished in 33rd place and birdied holes 3, 7, 11 and 15 in round three.

Finishing in 52nd place on Monday, Aiko Leong shot 1-under to move to 34th place on Tuesday. Leong fired the lowest round of any Cougar on Tuesday and birdied six holes.

Annie Yang and Naomi Soifua tied for 68th place at 15-over.

BYU women's golf will travel to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Sept. 25-26 to participate in the Coeur d'Alene Resort Collegiate Invitational hosted by West Coast Conference foe Gonzaga.

Mercedes-Benz Collegiate - Sept. 18-19, 2017

Cherokee Country Club

Place Player Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
T14 Kendra Dalton 74 66 72 212 -1
T19 Rose Huang 72 70 72 214 +1
33 Anna Kennedy 74 73 72 219 +6
T34 Aiko Leong 73 77 70 220 +7
T68 Annie Yang 71 81 76 228 +15
T68 Naomi Soifua* 78 77 73 228 +15

*Competed as an individual

Place Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total To-Par
1 Illinois 282 278 280 840 -12
2 Kent State 278 282 281 841 -11
3 Tennessee 295 285 280 860 +8
T4 BYU 288 288 286 862 +10
T4 Maryland 291 282 289 862 +10
T4 UTSA 295 282 285 862 +10
T7 Kentucky 293 287 285 865 +13
T7 Wake Forest 289 292 284 865 +13
9 SMU 286 300 288 874 +22
10 NC State 297 289 293 879 +27
11 East Tennessee St. 309 290 284 883 +31
12 Iowa 303 296 289 888 +36
13 Eastern Kentucky 298 303 290 891 +39
14 Coastal Carolina 295 293 305 893 +41
15 Missouri 300 300 299 899 +47