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Nani Yanagi
Player Profile:
Nani Yanagi 1265254
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii
High School: Waiakee HS
Experience: 3 Letters


Senior (2015-16)  Competed in six events for the Cougars, with the highest finish coming at the WSU Cougar Cup, finishing tied for sixth at 2-over par…averaged 75.44 strokes per round through 18 rounds.

Junior (2014-15) – Opened season with first career victory at the WSU Cougar Cup…carded a three-round 210, the fourth-best score in school history…career-best 67 at the NM State Aggie Invitational ties for the second-best score in WSU history…recorded best scoring average of collegiate career, averaging 76.33 strokes per round…named to Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team.

Sophomore (2013-14) – Competed in seven tournaments for the Cougars…tied for 28th at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, March 11-12, and shot a season-low 73 in the second round…led the team, shooting 229 (+13) at the Pac-12 Championships…averaged 79.10 strokes per round…received Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

Freshman (2012-13)  Played in four tournaments for WSU…finished 23-over par at Westbrook Spring Invitational…scored career-low 76 in first round of Westbrook Spring Invitational…average score 82.33 for the season.


Earned four varsity letters in golf at Waiakea High captain of the golf team for junior and senior finished first in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF) third place finish in the Hawaii high school State Championships...she finished fifth individually in the Championships...qualified for the Callaway Junior Golf Championships...sophomore year she was the BIIF individual repeated placing first in the BIIF Championships and third in state...placed fifth in state again...was named Player of the Year by the BIIF...named most valuable player at her school...junior year team once again won the BIIF Championships...she placed sixth at state, while her team finished second...named most valuable player at Waiakea High for the second year in a row...was the champion of the USGA Women's Public Links Hawaii Qualifier, and went on to compete in the USGA Women's Public Links Championships.


Nani Yanagi...born in Hilo, Hawaii...father Tracy is a retired firefighter...mother Lori...older brother Justin and younger brother Christian...had a 3.8 cumulative GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society.

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