MAUI, Hawai’i – No. 7 Washington makes its second trip to Hawai’i this season, this time to the island of Maui for the Anuenue Spring Break Classic. The Dawgs headline another top notch field for the 54-hole tournament beginning Monday, March 24.
The Dawgs will be the top-ranked team in this year’s field joining No. 8 Pepperdine as top-10 teams. Rounding out the rest of the field is Cal Poly, Colorado, Fresno State, Hawai'i, Long Beach State, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon State, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Seattle U., UC Davis, and UC Riverside.
Washington will travel a team of SooBin Kim, Kelli Bowers, Jennifer Yang, Eimi Koga and Ying Luo. Kim returns after sitting out the Dawgs last tournament. This week it is Charlotte Thomas’ turn as head coach Mary Lou Mulflur searches for the five that will represent UW during championship season.
UCLA is the Anueue Classic defending champion, but is not in this year’s field. The Dawgs finished second last year, just four strokes back of the Bruins. Grace Na of Pepperdine took the individual title with a three-day total of 10-under 206. She will be back this year to defend her title for the Waves.
The Huskies are coming off a sixth-place finish at the Bruin Wave Classic at the beginning of March. Yang led the Huskies with a top-10 finish as she has been UW’s most consistent player so far this season.
Washington will begin on holes 5-8 on Monday as part of a 7:45 a.m. shotgun start in Hawai’i. The Dawgs will be playing with Oregon State, Nevada and UC Riverside for the first round.
Following the Anuenue Classic, Washington has just two regular season tournaments remaining before the Pac-12 Championships, which begin on April 25. The Dawgs will host one of the NCAA Regionals at Suncadia on May 8-10.
Live scoring for the Anuenue Classic will be available on golfstat.com.