The West Coast Conference championships were held in Utah last weekend and the Dons took the green hoping to finish strong after a season in which they continued to improve week-after-week. After three days in Provo, San Francisco finished in third with Vanessa Ha cracking the top-5 and earning a share of fourth-place in individual standings.
BYU ended up taking first which isn’t too hard to imagine considering they were playing on their home course with a final score of 877(+13) in the 54-hole event, 11 strokes better than second place Pepperdine who notched an 888(+24). San Francisco scored a 914(+50) for the tournament, five strokes ahead of fourth place Santa Clara.
Ha was actually lagging a little in her final round of day-three, shooting three-over after fourteen holes played. After going for birdie in three of her last four holes though she ended at an even par 72 for the day and secured a share of fourth place. Junior Emily Laskin turned in a solid final-day performance as well, shooting 77(+5) on Saturday for a final score of 228(+12). Laskin’s score gave her a share of thirteenth-place. Senior Allison Lillie played her final round and finished with a solid 76(+4) and scored 238(+18) overall, good enough for eighteenth-place. Freshman Samantha Gong ended in twenty-first in her for WCC showing and shot a 241(+25). Lastly, senior Ayaka Suzuki finished in twenty-fourth after recording a 74(+2) on her final day.
The team will be heading into the offseason looking to rest and refresh before getting ready again for next season.