PULLMAN, Wash. – Senior Mallory Kent sits solely in first place after the opening two rounds of the Cougar Cup. Kent helped the Cougars to finish first as a team at the end of day one leading by six strokes at +12, 588. Gonzaga is seated second with +18, 594 and BYU is in third at +25, 601.
Kent was consistent on the day earning a score of 70 in each round for a total of 140 and four-under par. The score puts her five strokes in front of second place Lea Garner of BYU.
WSU’s Kristen Rue and Rachel Lewis also landed in the top five for the Cougars, both finished tied for fifth with a score of 148, +4. Lewis started out the tournament with a score of 77 and improved in the second round to 71. Rue also had a better performance throughout the day going from a score of 78 in the first round to 70 in the second round.
Sophomore Lindsay Harmon rounded out the Cougars finishing in the top 20 coming in at tied for 15th at the end of day one. Her strongest score came in round one, finishing at par (72).
“I’m really proud of the team,” Washington State Head Coach Kelli Kamimura said. “Conditions were hard and made us fight hard and we closed out two solid rounds. This group represents the university very well and really has improved its game.”
The final round of the Cougar Cup begins at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and will be a shotgun start.