KANEOHE, Hawaii – Senior Mallory Kent and junior Kristen Rue led the Washington State women’s golf team to a top-10 finish after the first day of the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. The Cougars are currently tied for sixth after the first two rounds of play with a score of 604, 28 over par. WSU scored 305 in round one and improved their score in round two by six strokes with a 299.
Mississippi State (35-golfstat) is the current leader of the tournament with a score of 584 (+8). North Carolina State (19-golfstat) is seated second (+17, 593) followed by Southern Methodist in third posting a score of 596 (+20). Washington State is currently tied with local rival, Gonzaga (39-golfstat).
Kent made a big leap up the leaderboard moving up nine spots between the first and second round. The lone senior carded a score of 149, 5 over par finishing tied for tenth after the first two rounds of play. Kent also landed on the leaderboard for birdies, after carding five on day one.
Rue continued her strong showing this season finishing day one of the tournament in the top-25. The junior carded a score of 151, seven over par and is seated tied-21.
Sophomore, Nani Yanagi, made the biggest improvement of the day scoring a 73 (+1) in the second round of play. The Hawaii native improved her score by 8 strokes and moved up 24 spots on the player leaderboard. Yanagi is currently tied-39 with a score of 154 (+10).
The final round of the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational will be a shot start at 8 a.m. Hawaii Time (11 a.m. Pacific Time).