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Women's college golf next week at Kapalua Bay Course
March 21, 2014 - Robert Collias
The Anuenue Spring Break Classic has been a cool tournament the first two years its has been played on Maui, featuring seven straight MIL individual titles between Elyse Okada (Maui High and Oregon State) and Cassy Isagawa (Baldwin, Oregon) in 2012 and Isagawa's eventual-NCAA-bound Ducks again last year.
This year, the headline Mauian will be Hawaii's Liana Otake as Isagawa and the Ducks are not in the field and Okada has graduated.
Here is the release from UH for the event to be played next Monday through Wednesday:
Women's Golf Island Hops To Maui For 'Anuenue Classic
Live stats can be found here.
The University of Hawai'i women's golf team is set to host the third annual 'Anuenue Spring Break Classic Monday, March 24 through Wednesday, March 26 at The Bay Course in Kapalua, Maui. During its short three-year history, the 'Anuenue Classic has featured top competition and this year is no different as two teams currently ranked in Golf Week's top 25, No. 7 Washington and No. 8 Pepperdine, are among the 15 competing schools.
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, UC Davis, and UC Riverside. Participants will play a total of 54 holes, 18 on each day at the par 72, 6,022-yard course with a 7:45 a.m. shotgun start on each day.
In last year's tournament, UCLA took the team title after edging out Washington by four strokes, shooting a three-round total of 854. Individually, Pepperdine's Grace Na captured the individual title after shooting 10-under 206, beating out runner-up Tonje Daffinrud of Denver by four strokes. Na returns this year to defend her title.
Freshman Izzy Leung leads the Rainbow Wahine and is coming off an 18th place finish at last week's Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. Leung shot a three-round total of 227 and has been UH's top finisher in all seven tournaments this season.
UH, which finished 17th last season, will send all eight golfers to Maui. Sophomore Nichole Cruz tied for 53rd last season with a 230 total. Maui native Liana Otake tied for 74th overall at 235 and Charlee Kapiioho-Sagum finished 88th.
In 2012, the Rainbow Wahine finished 11th. Kapiioho-Sagum was the team's top finisher with a 237 total, good for a tie for 42nd while Otake tied for 47th at 239. UH will next travel to San Luis Obispo, Calif. to participate in the Big West Conference Championship Tournament, April 13-15.
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