May 24, 2013
Ying <!>Lou had a four-day total of 301 to finish +13 overall.
ATHENS, Ga. - Washington freshman Ying Luo shot 6-over 78 in the final round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championship on Friday to finish the tournament tied for 51st. The walk-on from Shenzhan, China had a four-day total of 301 (+13) at University of Georgia Golf Course.
Luo got her afternoon round off to a stellar start with a birdie on the opening hole, but from there she would not record another one. She remained 1 under until back-to-back bogeys on holes five and six, followed by another one on No. 8. She finished her front nine with a triple-bogey to make the turn +5.
Luo began her second nine with a bogey, but from there would mark down all pars on her scorecard.
Luo, competing as an individual after advancing to the Championship from the NCAA Central Regional, finished in the top half of the 126 golfer field. Her coach Mary Lou Mulflur considers the result a success for the relatively inexperienced Luo.
"I'm really proud of the way she handled herself all week," Mulflur said. "She had just a couple of hiccups and those are easy fixes.
"Just getting a taste of this week, she is so motivated and so excited to get going again."
USC won the team title and Trojans' freshman Annie Park ran away with the individual crown.
The Huskies return their entire lineup in 2013-14. The top five players this spring were all sophomores and freshmen, plus they return junior Kelli Bowers, who missed all of spring with an injury.