April 24, 2013
VALENCIA, Calif. - Washington State junior Mallory Kent shot a 6-under 66 in the final round of the Pac-12 Championships, tying theCougar record for lowest single-round score. Kent shares the record with Kim Welch (twice, 2005), Anastasia Kostina (2005), and Diana Hong (2007).
Kent became the first Cougar to have a round under par in the conference championships since Kostina carded a 2-under 70 in the 2006 tournament in Tucson, Ariz. Kent also shares theschool record for best round in a conference championship tournament with Kim Welch, who shot a 6-under 66 in the 2005 Championships.
Kent finished the 2013 Pac-12 Championships tied for 18th at 6-over, her third-straight top 20 finish.
"She played awesome," WSU Head Coach Kelli Kamimura said. "She has played that way all spring. It's really a testament to the work she puts in every day to improve."
The Cougar women's golf team finished last in the tournament with a team score of 78-over par. The tournament champion was No. 1 Southern California (-11, 853). The Trojans were the only team to finish the tournament under par. Complete tournament results are available at golfstat.com.
"This was a rough week, there's no doubt about it," Kamimura said. "It was unfortunate to end the year this way because the players really have worked hard and improved so much. The good thing is we have a lot to build on next year to improve the program so we aren't in this position again."
The conclusion of the Pac-12 Championships marks the end of the regular season for the Cougar women and the final tournament for senior Emma Betland.